Wimbledon 2015: Murray Outlasts Kukushkin Through to 2nd RND

Third seed Andy Murray saw off Mikhail Kukushkin in his first round match at Wimbledon to take his record this year to 42-6.

Tye 2013 champion will face Robin Hasse in the round of 64 after his 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 win over Kazhak Kukushkin at the All England Club on Tuesday.

Murray needed a third asking to finish off a 38-minute first set, but was faced with a Kukushkin fightback in the second set, at whose point the heat at SW19 had began taking its toll on both players.

Murray raced into a 3-0 lead and then 5-2 at some point, only for Kukushkin to level at 5-all and force a tie-breaker, which the Briton took by winning ten of 11 points.

Andy Murray Through to the Second Round of Wimbledon. Image: AELTC.
Andy Murray Through to the Second Round of Wimbledon. Image: AELTC.

He broke his No. 59 ranked opponent in the fifth game of the third set en route to closing out his 84th victory on grass court.

No. 73-ranked Dutch Hasse needed four sets to see off Alejandro Falla 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-2 moments earlier.

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