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Live Reporting

Mike Henson, Aimee Lewis and Tom Fordyce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    James Ward

    We are packing away the live text for the evening, folding it away next to Rufus the Hawk's hood and the Venus Rosewater Dish in the Centre Court safe.

    It will be back out fresh, clean and sparkling with wit when Aimee Lewis gets hold of it at 10:00 BST tomorrow.

    See you there.

  2. Post update

    BBC Sport

    But Wimbledon 2Day has not even started yet.

    The best action and chat from the day is coming up in one punchy little package, presented by Claire Balding, and with expert punditry from Tim Henman and Martina Navratilova.

    Tune into BBC Two or click on the live coverage tab on this very page.

  3. Post update

    So who have we still out on court?

    Berdych and Chardy? Yep. Delicately poised at one set all and 5-5 in the third.

    Highly rated young American Madison Keys and Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele? Present. And Keys is in a spot of bother after losing the first set on a tie-break.

    Jiri Vesley and Paolo Lorenzi? Still slogging with Vesely having taken the first two sets on tie-breaks. The winner plays James Ward next.

  4. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Jonathan Lansana: And another GB tennis player through to Round 2 !! Great match & great job from James Ward !!!

    Matt McGlone: 4 British men in Round 2 of Wimbledon? I can't cope! Well done all and Heather Watson too! #backthebrits

    Aidan Williams: Five in the next round! Jolly good show ladies and gentlemen!

    Andy Murray
  5. Post update

    On James Ward's victory

    Jamie Baker

    Former British Davis Cup player on BBC TV

    "His composure and attitude to that match in the end was superb. He was too mentally tough for his opponent."

  6. Game, set and match

    Ward 6-7 6-2 6-4 3-6 Vanni

    Good news for a Brit

    We have another day to slot in alongside Super Saturday in Britain's sporting week.

    This is surely Tremendous Tuesday as James Ward joins Liam Broady, Andy Murray and Aljaz Bendene in the second round of the men's, on the same day that Heather Watson turfed out seeded Caroline Garcia to make the same stage of the women's draw.

  7. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Sam Gosling: Well done Aljaz Bedene. Fantastic win by the British number 2. #BackTheBrits

    Andrew Priestley: Great victory for Aljaz Bendene against the very experienced Radek Stepanek. Great to see so many Brits in the 2nd Round.

  8. Unprepared Eugenie

    Eugenie Bouchard

    Eugenie Bouchard was knocked out in the first round at Wimbledon as one of the biggest stars of the grand slam 12 months ago became the first big-name casualty of this year's tournament.

    Canadian Bouchard marched through to the 2014 final, where Petra Kvitova denied her the title, but lost 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 to China's Duan Ying-Ying on Court Three.

    "I felt very unprepared for this match but I wanted to play no matter what. After Eastbourne we did testing and I've got a grade two tear in my abs.

    "It was probably not smart to play here but I couldn't pass on Wimbledon. I'm going to take some time to heal and maybe not think about tennis for a little bit and then get back to it."

  9. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Sanj: I just hope the Bedene win gets as much coverage as Broady's did and James Ward's will. He's a Brit, Get behind him.

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    Chris Hood: In 30 minutes we could have FIVE Brits in the second round. Not sure if that's happened since players swapped trousers for shorts.

    Chris, we have had a little look back already. In 2006 Britain actually had five players into the second round of the men's singles alone. Jamie Delgado, Richard Bloomfield, Martin Lee, Tim Henman and a young Andy Murray were the names for your pub quiz answer.

    Andy Murray in 2006
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    Rob T: Aljaz Bedene looks like a good player. Looks a lot younger than he actually is!

  12. Game, set and match

    Stepanek 5-7 6-1 6-4 3-6 4-6 Bedene

    Good news for a Brit

    That is one way to ingratiate yourself with the Great British public.

    Aljaz Bedene serves out in nerveless style, converting the second of three match points with an ace cleaved clean down the centre.

    There is a crush of spectators wanting to grab a snap with him after he makes his way off court to rapturous applause.

    Aljaz Bedene
  13. Post update

    Stepanek 5-7 6-1 6-4 3-6 4-5 Bedene

    Good news for a Brit

    Hang on a jiffy!

    Aljaz Bedene has only gone and broken Radek Stepanek's serve at the death of the fifth set.

    He serves for the second round next...

  14. Post update

    Ward 6-7 6-2 6-4 2-3 Vanni

    Good news for a Brit

    James Ward has broken serve in the fourth - suddenly he can sniff the second-round stable.

    Italian opponent Luca Vanni is fading fast.

  15. Simple start for champion

    Petra Kvitova

    Defending champion Petra Kvitova, who racked up a straight-sets win over Kiki Bertens, goes on to face Japan's Kurumi Nara or Magda Linette of Poland in round two.

    "I was very nervous but when I was standing on the court, the people were clapping, the atmosphere was brilliant," said the 24-year-old.

    "I am really glad how I played as well. Nerves are important, they are healthy. I like them. I was sick a few days ago but still played very well."

  16. Post update

    Berdych 6-2 6-7 3-2 Chardy

    Tomas Berdych - whose name my internal monologue repeats in the style of Street Fighter 2's Chun-Li announcing her "flying bird kick" - has had a bit of bother out on Court One.

    Jeremy Chardy has nabbed the second set and suddenly an early evening stroll has become less of a cakewalk.

  17. Post update

    Nothing to report of any note from the early stages of the current sets in the matches involving British men.

    Aljaz Bedene is level pegging at 2-2 in the fifth and deciding set against Radek Stepanek.

    Aljaz Bedene

    James Ward is 2-1 down but serving, two sets to one up on Luca Vanni.

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    Fernando Verdasco has been practising ahead of his second round match with Dominic Thiem.

    The Spaniard posted on Twitter: With the boss Boris Becker after today's practice with Novak Djokovic #Legend

  19. Highlights

    Been out all day? Back home after work or enjoying the sunshine? Well you have missed a lot so far on day two at Wimbledon with more still to come.

    Here are some of the top stories:

    Murray mania: Britain's Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign with a win over Mikhail Kukushkin as the Centre Court temperature reaches 41C.

    Mixed success for Brits: British number one Heather Watson beats Caroline Garcia in the first round at Wimbledon, but Laura Robson suffers defeat.

    No problems: Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer ease through.

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  21. Post update

    Wozniacki 7-5 6-0 Zheng

    Caroline Wozniacki

    Caroline Wozniacki has whistled through the second set against Saisai Zheng in 37 minutes.

    The fifth seed departs to leave Centre Court done for the day. There is already a man sweeping the baseline with a giant hoover contraption.

  22. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Liam Broady on Twitter: "Up for singles tomorrow at 11:30 on the colosseum that is court 3. Are court tickets needed to get on?? #MoreSeatsMoreNoise #Excited"

  23. Post update

    Ward 6-7 6-2 6-4 Vanni

    Good news for a Brit

    But might James Ward beat Aljaz Bedene to the punch?

    The Londoner, ranked fourth nationally, has served out the third set against Luca Vanni.

    James Ward
  24. Game and fourth set

    Stepanek 5-7 6-1 6-4 3-6 Bedene

    Good news for a Brit

    Aljaz Bedene has 11 years of youth on Radek Stepanek.

    Is that going to be the deciding factor in a fifth set? That is where we are heading.

    We have not had three British men into the second round since 2006. With Andy Murray and Liam Broady already there we are looking at a minor piece of history if Bedene can pull through.

  25. Get involved via #Murraymania

  26. Broady handed early start

    In addition to Heather Watson, Britain's Liam Broady is also in action on Wednesday, taking on 16th seed David Goffin in the second round. He's first up on court number three from 11:30 BST.

    Click here for the full order of play

  27. Post update

    Stepanek 5-7 6-1 6-4 3-5 Bedene

    Good news for a Brit

    And the tide is turning red, white and blue over on court eight as well.

    Aljez Bendene, suddenly as British as a bank holiday on the M25 to us all, is serving for the fourth set against Radek Stepanek.

    That is some decent gravel to get back into the match.

  28. Post update

    Ward 6-7 6-2 4-3 Vanni

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "We've just had a brief Carry On moment here on court 12 - a lady who sounds a lot like Barbara Windsor loudly proclaimed "Ooooh James" as Ward dumped an attempted drop shot into the net.

    "His opponent Luca Vanni still looks flakier than a 99 cone, though, and the Italian's inconsistency has helped Ward protect that early break he got in set three. Still, he has got more work to do to see this one out as the shadows lengthen across the court."

  29. Post update

    Ward 6-7 6-2 4-3 Vanni

    Good news for a Brit

    James Ward does do pretty. When he wins it is likely to be a mucky dogfight of match.

    That is the way it is heading on court 12.

    The Londoner is a break up in the third set against Luca Vanni. A winnable second-round match against either Jiri Vesely or Paolo Lorenzi awaits if he can see off Vanni.

  30. Game, set and match

    Monfils 6-4 6-4 7-5 Carreno Busta

    Allez le Monf!

    The most entertaining Frenchman since Marcel Marceau is into the second round as Gael Monfils polishes off Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets.

    He has never been beyond the third round at the All England.

    He is around for a good time not a long time. Catch him while you can.

  31. Wednesday's order of play

    Number one court - 13:00 BST

    1 Tommy Haas (Ger) vs Milos Raonic (Can) [7]

    2 Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) vs Heather Watson (GB)

    3 Stan Wawrinka (Swi) [4] vs Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom)

  32. Get involved via #bbctennis

  33. Wednesday's order of play

    Centre Court - 13:00 BST start

    Second round:

    1 Novak Djokovic (Ser) [1] vs Jarkko Nieminen (Fin)

    2 Santiago Giraldo (Col) vs Kei Nishikori (Jpn) [5]

    3 Serena Williams (US) [1] vs Timea Babos (Hun)

  34. Post update

    Stand by your beds.

    The order of play for tomorrow has landed, carved in stone and in triplicate from the referee's office.

    Here be the Centre Court chosen few...

  35. Game and third set

    Stepanek 5-7 6-1 6-4 Bedene

    Bad news for a Brit

    Radek Stepanek is chipping away and is pretty close to sculpting a second-round spot out on court eight.

    British number two Aljaz Bedene will need to win over five sets to make the next stage.

  36. Post update

    Sunbathing fans at Wimbledon

    They will need the chewing gum scraper to clear out some of the desiccated spectator remains come closing time.

    Still a rotisserie hot day out there.

  37. Post update

    Ward 6-7 6-2 0-1 Vanni

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Luca Vanni's lack of pedigree on grass - he had only played and lost two matches before Wimbledon qualifying, where he also lost - always looked encouraging for James Ward when the Italian replaced the injured David Ferrer as a lucky loser in round one.

    "And so it proved in the second set, with Vanni peering suspiciously at the green surface after being left befuddled by a bounce. His serve deserted him too, and Ward took full advantage to level the match. He is enjoying himself in the evening sunshine, and so are the noisy crowd on court 12."

    Ward has just broken at the start of the third set.

  38. Best friends

    Much love between Dustin Brown and Lu Yen-hsun tonight.

    German Brown beat the Taiwanese - who nicknames himself Rendy - 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-4 earlier.

    Lu Tweet
    Brown Tweet
  39. Game and second set

    Ward 6-7 6-2 Vanni

    Good news for a Brit

    James Ward levels things up out on court 12 against Luca Vanni.

    The shadows are lengthening. This match could do likewise. Both players look hunkered down for the long haul.

  40. Post update

    Berdych 6-2 1-1 Chardy

    Sixth seed Tomas Berdych is poking his head up above the parapet for the first time in 2015.

    The Czech, a runner-up in 2010, has taken the first set against French fancy Jeremy Chardy.

    He is seeded to a quarter-final opponent for Roger Federer, and therefore semi-final opponent for Andy Murray.

    Which would be interesting after Kim Sears less-than-delicate observations when they met at the Australian Open earlier this year.

  41. Heather is happy

  42. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Matt McGladrigan: Ward just seems far too deep behind the baseline in the rally and on return. Step up, be aggressive.

  43. Post update

    Ward 6-7 4-1 Vanni

    James Ward - you won't like him when he is angry.

    And that is just what Luca Vanni has gone and done by winning the first set.

    The British number four is a break up on the Italian and is swinging for the backboards on his ground strokes.

  44. And the biggest choker is...

    Borna Coric

    Sergiy Stakhovsky seems to have taken his five-set defeat by 18-year-old Borna Coric in good spirit - declaring himself the winner of a Wimbledon award in the process.

    Stakhovsky is the man who knocked out Roger Federer in 2013 - but today he came a cropper against the Croat, losing 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 6-1 7-9.

    "And the prize choker of Wimbledon me," the Ukrainian tweeted.

  45. Game and first set

    Vanni 7-6 (7-4) Ward

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "James Ward did not do too much wrong in that first set but a couple of stray forehands - one on set point - were all it took to give Luca Vanni the tie-break. "Keep believing" yells the British number four's biggest fan, and Ward does have previous for doing things the hard way.

    "When he reached the second round here in 2012, he lost the first set of his first-round match but prevailed in five against Pablo Andujar. The crowd on court 12 would love a repeat of that comeback now."

  46. BBC coverage - plenty of options

    BBC Sport


    Just got home from work? Don't worry there is still plenty of live tennis to watch across BBC online and television this evening. You can visit our tennis section of the website here. You won't regret it.

  47. Wimbledon in bloom

    Wimbledon 2015

    A picture doesn't always paint a true scene. Yes, the sky is the colour of the Caribbean sea. Yes, the grounds look like Kew Gardens.

    But what you can't see is the man in the distance, flat on his back with a towel covering his face as he creates a makeshift shade from the sky's scorching orb. And it doesn't show you the man who has fallen asleep in the sun's full glare, soon to wake up with a burnt belly the colour of a lobster. Ouch.

  48. Light refreshment

    How hot has it been in Wimbledon today? It's been the sort of weather which makes you want to squirt water into your eyes.

    Feliciano Lopez
  49. Game and second set

    Stepanek 5-7 6-1 Bedene

    Mike Henson

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Radek Stepanek looks like a man who would have no trouble making difficult decisions about an ailing and much-loved family Labrador.

    "Aljaz Bedene made a decent plea to prolong the second set, forcing three break points in its seventh and final game. But Stepanek was having none of it, shutting the younger man down with no mercy."

  50. Ten out of 10 for Murray

    Andy Murray

    Ten years on since Andy Murray made his Wimbledon bow, Andy Murray has yet to lose a first-round match in this part of the world. We doff our cap to you, sir.

  51. Post update

    Vanni 5-5 Ward

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    James Ward

    "At the moment, only one spectator is vocally backing James Ward on court 12 but, from somewhere behind me, he is certainly making himself heard. "C'mon Wardyyyyy," he bellows again as his man wobbles on serve for the first time and slips to deuce. Fear not, because the British number four recovers to see out the game with a couple of stylish winners, bringing a repeat of what is now a familiar battle cry from his number one fan."

  52. Post update

    Stepanek 5-7 5-1 Bedene

    Mike Henson

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Radek Stepanek

    "The wheels are wobbling for Aljaz Bendene whose game deals in much finer margins than Radek Stepanek's.

    "He ships a double break as the line-seeking groundies that were landing in the first set stray off target in the second.

    "In the meantime, one of the ball boys on neighbouring court nine has to come off duty for a sit down, swig of water and a ice towel. He, and the rest of them, will have earned their barley water."

  53. Post update

    Eugenie Bouchard
  54. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "Andy Murray is in the best place I have seen for a long time. I anticipate great things for him in this tournament."

  55. I always think I can win - Watson

    British number one Heather Watson on BBC Two after beating Caroline Garcia in the first round: "It was very tense for both us findng it tough to close it out.

    "I knew even if we had started the third set yesterday, we wouldn't have finished it. I was finding it tough to see in the first set yesterday because of the sun but I had the momentum as we went into the third set.

    "I felt we didn't have many long rallies. Her serve was very good, all the important points she was hitting very good first serves.

    "The crowd helped me so, so much. I really enjoyed it, it makes the Wimbledon experience so much more for me. Because I am not seeded, matches like this I shouldn't win but I do believe I should be there and should be winning.

    "I put pressure on myself. I always go on the court thinking I can win, I have to be more consistent in my results. It is more common now for the seeds to go out because of the depth.

  56. Post update

    So, within 20-odd minutes, both Bouchard and Halep - who played each other in the semis a year ago - have gone. Halep is the first top three seed to go out in the first round of the ladies' singles here at Wimbledon since Martina Hingis 14 years ago.

  57. Match stats

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 Kukushkin

    Andy Murray vs Mikhail Kukushkin
  58. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 Kukushkin

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "Kukushkin was very difficult to deal with - he hits a hard, flat ball. Murray's serve went away and gave Kukushin belief.

    "Murray, I'm sure, wants to be more aggressive, but got backed off the baseline. It's not the way he will win the tournament."

  59. Centre Court bonus

    The three matches which were scheduled for Centre Court today have finished, which means there's time to squeeze another one in. The bonus match? The winsome Caroline Wozniacki against Saisai Zheng of China. The pair are currently warming-up so it won't be long until they start.

  60. Game, set and match

    Halep out

    Shock on Court One, where third seed Simona Halep - a semi-finalist here a year ago - has been beaten 5-7 6-4 6-3 by Slovakia's Jana Cepelova.

  61. Post update

    Vanni 3-3 Ward

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "A welcome breeze wafts through court 12 - well, welcome for everyone apart from the woman next to me who saw her straw boater fly off and into her husband's face. On court, James Ward has started well, dropping only two points in his first three service games and giving Luca Vanni plenty to think about with some brisk returns. They are still on serve at the moment though."

  62. Player reaction

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 Kukushkin

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray on BBC One: "It was a tough match. I made it hard for myself at the end of the second set. He then started playing some very aggressive tennis. He was hitting it so low it was difficult to do anything.

    "I am glad I got through, it was a hot day and he was a tough opponent. Towards the end of the second set I missed 10 or 11 first serves in a row and I gave him an opportunity.

    "I was not surprised, I have seen some of his results when he has played on the big courts. There is definitely work to be done for but my opponent played very well and made it very difficult for me to play offensive. He made it very uncomfortable for me."

  63. Post update

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Great match, very fun to watch. Perfect first match for Andy. Kukushkin tested him physically and mentally but Murray is into this tournament, a favourite for sure."

  64. Post update

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Wimbledon

    "There was a second set wobble as Kukushkin forehand caught fire but a comfortable winner. This fabulous run continues, he's won 21 of his last 22 matches contested."

  65. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 Kukushkin

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "Good enough. You saw some things that make you realise he could go all the way. Moments where you saw anyone on any given day could do something special. Did we ever truly doubt Murray would win? No. Everyone got what they wanted.

    "Kukushkin got respect, Murray got tested, the crowd got entertained."

  66. Post update


    Standing ovation for Murray after two hours and 13 minutes of mainly cruise control. Room for improvement there, particularly on his second serve, but let those worries wait until practice on Wednesday. The Scot flings a few wristbands into the sea of arms in the stands, gathers his bags and squiggles an initial or two on the giant tennis balls proffered by his eager acolytes.

  67. Game, set and match

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 Kukushkin

    Andy Murray

    Shadows starting to stretch across towards the baseline by Kulu's toes, and the Kazakh fizzes a return onto Murray's own metatarsals for 15-30. No no - double fault from Murray, two break points. Kukushkin goes for broke, but that forehand buries itself in the net. Deep serve out wide, Kuku stretching, same result, deuce. "Come on!" mutters Murray. Big serve, return long, match point. Serve out wide, backhand return into the tramlines. Job done...

  68. Game and first set

    Stepanek 5-7 Bedene

    Mike Henson

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "A young man watching on court eight is sporting a bicep like Neapolitan ice cream - a third chestnut tan, a third humming pink with burn, a third pasty north European white.

    "After aping Tim Henman's hair, I have an idea for Bedene's further Britification. Instead of the suspiciously French sounding "Bed-a-nay", why not switch the pronunciation of your name to "Bu-Deen" to rhyme with posh south coast private school Roedean?

    "They usually charge thousands for "personal brand" advice like this..."

  69. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Beth Routledge: ‏It is 41 degrees on Centre Court. Will someone get the Dunblane lad doing all the running around an ice cube or something?

    Lorna Baker: I have such an admiration for these tennis players who can play in 41 degrees C ! Too hot for me!

  70. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 5-4 Kukushkin *

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "Kukushkin is a shot maker. You have a hard time relaxing when you play him."

  71. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 5-4 Kukushkin

    Kuku with what may be a final hurrah, thumping a forehand down the line and moving in to clip away a drop-shot with Murray marooned beyond the baseline. Quick swig on the barley water for Murray, and then he will come out to serve for the match.

  72. Post update

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    court 12

    "Court 12 filling up as James Ward warms up for his match against Luca Vanni. Still some seats left if you get here quick."

  73. Post update

    The fans at Wimbledon find alternative ways to keep cool in the sun today

    Fans shelter from the sun at Wimbledon
  74. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 5-3 Kukushkin *

    Murray a study in calm now after that strange second set wobble, and as Kulu dinks a half-hearted forehand into the net, he is now just a single game away from the second round. His opponent will come from the match currently on Court Seven between Robin Haase and Alejandro Falla - Haase currently two sets to one up, and with a break in the fourth.

  75. Robson positive but patient

    Rodina 6-4 6-4 Robson

    Britain's Laura Robson says she will continue to bide her time on the way to regaining full fitness.

    The former British number one, 21, only made her return last week from a 17-month lay-off with several injury problems.

    "I've been patient for a year and a half so I'm not going to rush now. I've got a physio and a coach who wouldn't let me rush back anyway," said the Londoner, who lost on her return to Wimbledon.

    "The positive from the last 17 months is that it has been good to see my family and friends, and have an almost normal life for the last year. But I'm glad to be back on tour."

  76. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 4-3 Kukushkin

    Murray with a misguided forehand long; Kukushkin with a hold to keep one nostril at least above water. Two hours and two minutes gone, possibly not much more than another 15 minute left in it.

  77. Robson confident about future

    Rodina 6-4 6-4 Robson

    Laura Robson

    Former British number one Laura Robson believes she is still capable of breaking into the top 25 of the world as she continues her comeback from long-term injury.

    Robson, who has struggled with wrist and knee injuries, was knocked out of Wimbledon on her first Grand Slam appearance in 17 months.

    "I'm confident that I have ability to get back to where I was - if not higher," said the one-time world number 27.

    "It will still be a long process but I'm excited that I have another chance to do it. At the age of 21 I have some good years ahead."

  78. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 4-2 Kukushkin *

    A woman in the crowd picks nervously at a stray morsel snagged in her molars as Murray profits from Kukushkin's desperation to ease to 40-15. Murray then allows his concentration to drift as a feeble backhand attempt at a lob is thrashed away for deuce, but an ace down the middle eases the danger.

  79. Video delights

    Want something to watch? May I point you in the direction of our snazzy new tennis video index, which you can find here.

    There, you'll find some tennis, yes, but also Andy Murray in a helicopter and Novak Djokovic in the sea. With a surfboard. And a dog.

    Video index
  80. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 3-2 Kukushkin

    Andy Murray

    Murray to the net! Overhead into the corner, 30-30 on the Kuku serve, chance for a break here off a patsy second serve - backhand punched deep, Kukushkin unable to hang on to the return, break gone...

  81. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 2-2 Kukushkin *

    The Murray first serve starting to clunk into life again, a hold to love to relieved applause around Centre. Much fanning of faces with programmes and Tupperware lids in the crowd.

  82. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 1-2 Kukushkin

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "Kukushkin seems to have shrugged off that second set. He could easily be disheartened but maybe he is just enjoying playing well and maybe he has hope he can pull it off still."

  83. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 1-2 Kukushkin

    Raking forehand from Kuku past Murray's backhand lunge, and he goes to his chair to glug from his bottle of chilled water. Spectators standing up to pick damp backs of trousers off sticky thighs.

  84. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 1-1 Kukushkin *

    Rattling hold from Murray, the entire playing service on Centre smeared with buttery sunshine.

  85. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) Kukushkin - Set two in numbers

    Murray Kukushkin
  86. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 0-1 Kukushkin

    All the pressure back on the Kazakh, and he clings on to his first service game of this third set via a knee-knocker of a deuce.

  87. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 0-1 Kukushkin

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Murray Mound

    "Mikhail Kukushin is making Andy Murray sweat a bit on Centre Court but that is nothing compared to the amount of perspiration happening on Murray Mound, where there is next to no shelter from the sun. There is not much spare grass for latecomers either, although every so often a group will give up their spot and go and look for some shade."

  88. Post update

    Stepanek 2-2 Bedene

    Mike Henson

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "It is a low-key start to life as a Brit at Wimbledon for Aljaz Bedene. One side of court eight is a walkway lined with park benches, the other offers only three rows of seating.

    "There is a healthy crowd in attendance to witness the power of opponent Radek Stepanek's service missiles up close."

  89. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) Kukushkin

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It makes a big difference to play the big points well. The top players have the capacity to play the big points well. To play well on big occasions."

    "He (Murray) is much more consistent now. The body language of both players has changed."

  90. Game and second set

    Murray 6-4 7-6 (7-3) Kukushkin

    Kuku into the net with a backhand, and having been 30-0 and 6-5 up on his serve, suddenly the set is slipping away at speed. At 6-2 it seems all over; a flicked pick-up cross-court briefly delays the inevitable before a forehand goes long. Messy old set, but Murray limped across the line.

  91. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Andrew Ashford: Murray always seems to switch off, needs to be ruthless & develop killer instinct to take his game to the next level.

    Craig Barrack: Where's the @andy_murray who won Queens with such imperious, brilliant tennis? Never seen him hit so many nothing backhands.

    Andrew Neill: Murray's serve has always been prone to this sort of bizzare mid-match collapse but it's not been this bad for a while.

  92. Post update

    Murray 6-4 6-6 (4-1) Kukushkin

    Whoah, super point - haymaker forehands, dropper from Kuku, Murray dashing in, forehand cross-court winner.

    Andy Murray
  93. Post update

    Murray 6-4 6-6 (2-0) Kukushkin

    Early mini-break for Murray...

  94. Game and second set

    * Murray 6-4 6-6 Kukushkin

    Kukushkin is a man reborn. Centre Court silenced. Kuku ca-choo? Not quite - with the set at his mercy, his well-oiled tendons tighten up, and Murray has a break point here. Big crusher of a forehand, he's taken it - time for a 'breaker...

  95. Post update

    Murray 6-4 5-6 Kukushkin *

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Let us talk about the elephant in the room. It is all between Andy's ears these days. He can hit the ball as well as anyone in the game. He has gotten a bit negative which has enabled Kukushkin to hit a few winners."

  96. Post update

    Murray 6-4 5-6 Kukushkin *

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "Wow that is going to be inspirational to the other guys in the draw. What a way to get belief, he is serving for the set."

  97. Post update

    Murray 6-4 5-6 Kukushkin *

    Andy Murray

    Uh-oh - 0-30 now on the Murray serve, and all because his second serve is all over the place - he's won just six of the 18 points on it in this set. Lovely forehand timing into the corner, and it's two more break points - my giddy aunts, he's mangled that down the line, and that's three breaks of serve in this set. Murray loses four games on the spin...

  98. Post update

    Laura Robson on BBC Radio 5 live: "The wrist is good. I felt like the match was in my hands but I was making some unforced errors. Overall I think it was a pretty positive day."

    "I am heading back to America to play smaller tournaments. To ease my way back in and to get some points."

  99. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 5-5 Kukushkin

    Wonderful hitting from Kukushkin after Murray pegs him back from 40-0 to deuce, and his wife/chums in the players' box are beside themselves. There's one chap in there who looks like a bass player from a 1970s hard rock band. If moustaches could talk...

  100. Post update

    Aljaz Bedene

    While the British number one is doing the business out on Centre Court, the British number two has been summoned to court eight.

    Aljaz Bedene, the Slovenian-born world number 75 who was granted British citizenship in March, will be taking on grizzly old bear Radek Stepanek in his first Wimbledon as a Brit.

    He has lost in the first round on his previous two appearances at the All England representing the country of his birth.

  101. Get involved via #Murraymania


    Test match cricket? I remember playing that in my childhood. Ball lands between the legs and you're out.

  102. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 5-3 Kukushkin

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "He (Murray) is not happy with himself even though he is leading the match. He should be happy with the way things are happening at the moment. He has to control his nerves and save his energy for the tournament."

  103. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 5-3 Kukushkin

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Murray's injury last year was a big talking point. You are pretty lucky if you can go through a career without a surgery. Roger Federer is a perfect example and he continues to go on."

  104. Post update

    Murray 6-4 5-4 Kukushkin *

    Murray cruises to 30-0, and then punctures - three points tossed away, a first serve that is suddenly malfunctioning, a second serve that can be gobbled up - second break of the set, and murmurs of dismay around this grand old arena.

  105. Behind the scenes

    Wimbledon may seem like it's all about the Andy Murrays and Roger Federers of the world, but there are people volunteering in all sorts of hidden roles you'd never think of.

    Who figures out how many strawberries to order? Who makes sure there are enough tennis balls for the tournament? Who's in charge of the famous Wimbledon queue? Well, we can help with that last one...

    See our blog here with chief steward Nick Pearce.

  106. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 5-3 Kukushkin

    Kuku keeps it alive for another game at least, but now - with an hour 10 on the clock - Murray will serve for a two-set lead.

  107. Post update

    Murray 6-4 5-2 Kukushkin *

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Andy looks physically unbelievable. His legs are moving fine and he looks in complete control of the match, even though the other guy is playing well."

  108. Get involved via #bbctennis


    Nick James: Slow down please Muzza, I'm finishing work in 5 minutes, home in 30!

  109. Post update

    Murray 6-4 5-2 Kukushkin *

    Also in the Royal Box is Baroness Billingham of Banbury, a handle that sounds like the start of a saucy limerick. Getting a little "After you," "No, after you," out there, as Murray offers up two break points on his own serve with a distracted backhand. One saved, second serve on the second, cheeky forehand drop-shot to snuff out the sparks.

  110. Post update

    Murray 6-4 4-2 Kukushkin *

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "That is a gift right there for Andy Murray."

  111. Post update

    Murray 6-4 4-2 Kukushkin *

    Tess Daly and Vernon Kay in the Royal Box, a sentence that no man should ever have to type. Murray fancies taking this break-back straight back, and at 0-30 he should do - but that's super tennis from Kukushkin, finding his groove on that dangerous forehand, coming in to clip away a backhand on the net. Murray now, fighting back - backhand clouted cross-court, but Kuku should put away this forehand at break poin... yikes, he's stuffed it long!

  112. Post update

    Murray 6-4 3-2 Kukushkin *

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "That is why you love sport and it is so unpredictable,. You would never have said Kukushkin was about to get a service break there. Now it is Andy mumbling to himself."

  113. Post update

    Roger Federer

    Roger Federer on BBC Radio 5 live: "It doesn't feel hot at all. In America humidity is a big factor which can really fog your mind. Makes you tired. In Australia it is dry heat. Really hot. Burns through your muscle. Grass never feels this hot. Perfect conditions."

    "I was so excited (to start my Wimbledon campaign). But was a bit rushed as Kvitova finished her match early. I didn't have time to get nervous. I was able to play great tennis. This is what you work hard for."

    "I used to practice with Hewitt as a 16 year-old in Switzerland. Unbelievable for the game, different player with his c'mons and all. He is one of the best grass court players. Great role model. So much fight and grit. I can't stop raving about him. All the best for the future. It was rough yesterday."

  114. Post update

    Murray 6-4 3-2 Kukushkin *

    Fizzing exchange of forehands, and from nowhere Kuku has two break points. Thumping return of serve, right onto Murray's laces on the baseline, and the Briton can only double-fist it into the net. Gasps around Centre, and that's a break back from the blue.

  115. Watson 1-6 6-3 8-6 Garcia - Match in numbers

    Watson vs Garcia
  116. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 3-1 Kukushkin

    At last, a little breathing space for Kuku, Murray going long with a blocked forehand return. Still just 50 minutes into this contest, the Briton not just in the driving seat but with pedal to metal.

  117. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Nicola Jade: Well done @HeatherWatson92! Real gritty performance saving 3 match points and having to serve for the match twice.

    Andrew Priestley: Brilliant win for Heather Watson. It would be great to see her put together a run of wins at Wimbledon and excite the nation.

    Monty Moncrieff: Not sure who was more nervy in the end, her or me, but great win & scalp of a seed for @HeatherWatson92.

  118. Post update

    Murray 6-4 3-0 Kukushkin *

    And away he goes, another hold to love, the nightmares multiplying at an alarming rate for the Kazakh.

  119. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 2-0 Kukushkin

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "Murray is hitting a really clean ball now."

  120. Post update

    Murray 6-4 1-0 Kukushkin - First set in numbers

    Murray Kukushkin
  121. Post update

    * Murray 6-4 2-0 Kukushkin

    Kukushkin sporting a pair of small but thick sideburns, a little like those of US golfer Dustin Johnson. Brisk forehand from mid-court for 40-15, but that one's long - deuce, early opportunity for the home hero. Forehand onto the net-tape and back an inch on the Kuku side, break point; first serve into the net, second crashed back on the backhand, chance here - yes, forehand deep into his opponent's backhand corner, and the break is taken.

  122. Latest scores

    The winner of Robin Haase and Alejandro Falla will play the winner of Murray v Kukushkin next. As it stands, Team Murray will be pulling up the Haase file off the hard drive in preparation for the second round.

    The Dutchman is 6-2 1-1 up.

    Elsewhere last year's runner-up Eugenie Bouchard is trailing China's Ying-Ying Duan 5-4, although the first set is on serve still.

  123. A trip down memory lane

  124. Post update

    Andy Murray's drop-shot. Has ever a tennis stroke so divided the nation?

    Greg Rusedski, writing in the Daily Telegraph today, has had his say. And he is anti.

    "I don't dispute that Andy is playing the drop-shot with better touch, greater effect and improved tactical insight this season," he says in a thorough examination of the Scot's game.

    "What does worry me is that I don't see the drop-shot being effective against the very best players, the ones that he needs to overcome if he is to lift this title."

  125. Post update

    Murray 6-4 1-0 Kukushkin *

    Crisp dispatch from Murray, holding his first service game of this second set to love. Rammo around Centre, a riot of pastel colours and straw boaters.

  126. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 Kukushkin

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    Andy Murray

    "Interesting last point from Murray. He played it very safe, was not going to take a chance. He waited to see if Kukushkin was going to make a mistake. Now he has a set under his belt I suspect he will start being more aggressive. Solid job."

  127. Watson analysis

    Watson 1-6 6-3 8-6 Garcia

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Watson can be happy. Garcia was the best player on court for the first few games. Watson waited for a good opportunity. She was a different player after the break of serve.

    "This match will give her the confidence she needs. She was so nervous at the start of the third set. She will be focused on her next match now. The pressure must be off."

    "Daniela Hantuchova is at the end of her career, but is hitting the ball hard. Emotionally it will be hard for Hantuchova. It's going to be an entertaining match."

  128. Game and first set

    * Murray 6-4 Kukushkin


    Kuku suddenly under the pump, listing at 0-30 after a backhand snags on the tape. Passive from Murray on the backhand, and Kukushkin can cream away a forehand for 30-30. Uh-oh - miserable double-fault for set point, and Murray jumps in for the return - nope, forehand slicer that drifts long. Yes, lovely forehand cross-court that Kuku can't control, and Murray will have another bite. He'll jump into the backhand return, and Mikhail drills a blistering backhand down the line. Another chance now, and this is death by slice for Kuku - yup, he loses patience and goes way long with a backhand. First set Murray, all tickety-boo.

  129. Post update

    Murray 5-4 Kukushkin *

    Brisk from the number two seed, rattling through another service game to love. Murray goes to his chair at the changeover and sits under an official Wimbledon 2015 umbrella/parasol. Can he break at this most opportune moment?

    Andy Murray
  130. 'More aggression'

    Watson 1-6 6-3 8-6 Garcia

    Heather Watson tells BBC Sport's Andrew Castle: "I was getting quite tired because she was pushing me wide. I feel fit and healthy, but I think I need to work on being more aggressive."

  131. Post update

    Watson 1-6 6-3 8-6 Garcia

    Sam Smith

    Former British number one on BBC TV


    "The experience of losing some really tight matches this year has held Watson in good stead. It's a win she will remember for a very long time. That could be the launch pad for the rest of the season. She'll look back at it and think 'how on earth did I do that?'"

  132. Post update

    *Murray 4-4 Kukushkin

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "A worthy opponent Kukushkin has been early on here."

  133. Post update

    * Murray 4-4 Kukushkin

    Murray being forced deeper and deeper by Kuku's raking forehand, and that's creating the space for simple winners. Double fault for 40-30, but a feeble backhand drop-shot invites the world no.59 to dash in and polish off the game.

  134. Game, set and match

    Watson 1-6 6-3 8-6 Garcia

    Good news for a Brit

    Heather Watson to 40-0 in a twinkle. Surely this won't slip?

    It doesn't!

    After a torrid opening set, Watson has claimed the scalp of 32nd French seed Caroline Garcia.

    She will play Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova next.

  135. Get involved via #Murraymania

  136. Post update

    Watson 1-6 6-3 7-6 Garcia

    Good news for a Brit

    And Heather Watson will get a second shot at serving out for the second round.

    Both players' serves have gone Awol and Caroline Garcia cannot dig herself out of a 0-40 hole.

  137. Post update

    Murray 4-3 Kukushkin *

    Murray with an ace of his own for 40-0, but now Kuku comes out swinging - sweet backhand cross-court winner off a second serve, a thrasher of a forehand down the line, opening his body up a treat, and another howitzer down the line that Murray can only flick into the net. Chance now at deuce and second serve - the Kazakh to mid-court, chance to stick away a backha... no, he's muffed it.

  138. Post update

    Watson 1-6 6-3 6-6 Garcia

    Bad news for a Brit

    Heather Watson

    Heather Watson is putting us through the wringer on Court 12.

    Serving for the match, she cannot get the job done. Back level and on we go...

  139. Post update

    * Murray 3-3 Kukushkin

    Mmm, delightful forehand cross-court on the stretch from Murray for 30-30 and the first sniff of a break. Ooof, ace down the middle. Big serve out wide to the backhand side, and Murray can only float a slicey backhand long.

  140. Post update

    Murray 3-2 Kukushkin *

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Well Kukushkin isn't a mug. But top guys have the ability to knock out decent players. It has just been three games and Kukushkin is throwing everything. But Murray seems to be cruising. Moving so well at the moment."

  141. Post update

    Murray 3-2 Kukushkin *

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "We have two players that are coached by woman, that is very unusual. It is a bit up in the air though what will happen with Amelie Mauresmo and Andy Murray later.

    "How about Kukushkin getting coached by his wife though? Talk about things getting complicated."

  142. Post update

    Murray 3-2 Kukushkin *

    Kim Sears

    Murray being watched by his wife Kim, the ring of bling clearly visible in this handy image. Murray's serve working a treat, an efficient and threatening machine that Kukushkin cannot combat.

  143. Post update

    * Murray 2-2 Kukushkin

    Both men in white caps out there, and although it's warm - 32 C? 33 C? it's worth reminding ourselves that by the sometime standards of the Aussie Open, this is an afternoon for a sleeveless pullover. Mikhail holds, level pegs.

  144. Post update

    Watson 1-6 6-3 6-5 Garcia

    Good news for a Brit

    Caroline Garcia crumbles in spectacular fashion, sliding to 0-40 and then clumping down an ugly double fault to surrender her serve.

    Watson is a hold of serve away from the second round...

  145. Post update

    Murray 2-1 Kukushkin *

    Andy Murray

    Murray has won both the previous meetings between these two, on the hard courts of Brisbane in 2012 and a few weeks later down in Victoria at the Aussie Open. Mmm, no-nonsense hold to love, the pick of the points a cheeky drop-shot followed by a scamper to the net and a casual flicked forehand winner down the line.

  146. Watson clinging on

    Watson 1-6 6-3 5-5 Garcia

    Heather Watson sees off two match points to stay alive in her one-set shoot-out against Caroline Garcia.

    A nerve-jangling, knee-knocking finale to come.

  147. Game, set and match

    Tsonga 7-6 6-7 6-4 3-6 6-2 Muller

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has taken the long way round, but has finally arrived in the second round.

    He has vanquished Gilles Muller over five sets on court two and remains a possible last-16 opponent for Andy Murray.

  148. Post update

    Murray 1-0 Kukushkin *

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Two

    "This is a bad situation for Kukushkin, having to play someone so good early on."

  149. Post update

    * Murray 1-1 Kukushkin

    Don't know much about Mikhail Kukushkin? What, the 27-year-old Russian who transferred allegiance to Kazakhstan, has a Wimbledon win-loss record of 2-3 and is coached by his wife Anastasia? I'll get back to you. Peachy forehand winner biffed down the line, and that's a nerve-settling opener from the unfancied outsider.

  150. Post update

    Watson 1-6 6-3 4-5 Garcia

    Heather Watson and Caroline Garcia are still tip-toeing towards the nervy end of the deciding set over on Court 12.

    Still on serve, but Watson has no room for mistakes now.

  151. Post update

    Murray 1-0 Kukushkin *


    Scorchio? Scorchio. Centre Court bakes, Andy Murray sizzles. A hold to 15 in his opening service game, the atmosphere expectant, the clothing sweaty.

  152. Game, set and match

    Robson 4-6 4-6 Rodina

    Anne Keothavong

    Former British number one

    "That was a hard-fought win for Rodina.

    "Laura she really did justify her wild card into the draw. There were lashes of brilliance but she was still rusty. It is going to take time but it is great to see her back competing and enjoying her tennis. At 21 years of age she has got time on her side."