Andy Murray continued his remarkable streak of never losing in the first round of Wimbledon with an inspiring victory over fellow Briton Ryan Peniston. Despite a slow start on Centre Court, Murray showcased his superior skill by fending off early break points and then dominating the match, winning 6-3, 6-0, 6-1.
Meanwhile, British number one Cameron Norrie, last year’s semi-finalist, faced a tough challenge against Czech player Tomas Machac. Norrie displayed his composure and determination, triumphing with a score of 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
However, Dan Evans, the 27th seed, faced disappointment as he fell to a 6-2, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 defeat against France’s Quentin Halys.
Among the few matches that could be completed on Tuesday, Murray’s match against Peniston took place under the Centre Court roof, where Evans also played in a late-night finish. Meanwhile, Norrie battled through adverse weather conditions on Court One, eventually sealing his victory.
Both Norrie and Murray, who could potentially face each other in the fourth round, eagerly await the announcement of their next opponents. Norrie is set to face either Christopher Eubanks from the United States or Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro, while Murray awaits the winner between Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem. Unfortunately, due to heavy rainfall, numerous matches scheduled for Tuesday had to be canceled.
Katie Boulter and George Loffhagen, fellow British players, began their matches in the morning but were forced off the outside courts due to inclement weather shortly after noon. With little improvement in the forecast, most of the day’s remaining matches were called off.