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Andy Murray, who won the 2013 Wimbledon title, has a 42-6 record on the season after his win Tuesday.

Murray Wins In Wimbledon Heat

British favourite starts his quest for a second crown at Wimbledon

Andy Murray got off to a winning start on his 10th title tilt at The Championships.

The third seed and 2013 champion recorded a 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-4 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin to book a spot in the second round at the All England Club.

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In the pair's third meeting, Murray converted his third set point opportunity in the 38-minute opener. But he did not have his own way in the second set, which included six breaks of serve. Murray raced into a 6/1 lead in the tie-break, winning 10 of 11 points to seize control. He then broke Kukushkin in the fifth game of the third set.

"I didn't necessarily feel nervy," said Murray. "I lost my serve a bit in the end of that second set. There was a period where I missed like 10 or 12 first serves in a row and let him back into it there. Then he played some really good stuff at times and was going for his shots. I found it difficult to play aggressive tennis out there. I was glad to get through in straight sets."

The Scot is now 42-8 at the All England Club, where he beat Novak Djokovic in the final two years ago. He will next face Robin Haase, who was a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 winner over Alejandro Falla.

"Andy is one of the best players in the world," said Haase. "To play him anywhere is difficult, but then in his home tournament on grass, it's going to be even more difficult."

Murray, 28, recently won his fourth Aegon Championships and has a 42-6 record on the season.

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