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Live Reporting

Mike Henson

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  1. Post update

    Nick Kyrgios

    Right, Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic are belting seven bells out of the practice balls on the Queen's main stage.

    We are going to leave them to it, but you can keep across them and Aljaz Bedene's attempt to make the second round via our live scores page.

    See you tomorrow.

  2. Latest scores

    Meanwhile British number two Aljaz Bedene is in action on Court Nine. The first set of his match against Benoit Paire is on serve at 5-4 to the Frenchman.

    Click for latest scores.

  3. "A pretty strong team"

    Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-6 (7-1) Mahut

    Andy Murray speaking to BBC Sport: "It was tough. Nico won the tournament last week and is a very accomplished grass-court player. With the weather like it is, we have not been able to get out and hit over the past few days.

    "It is frustrating for both of us when the court is slippy because you want to get in the position to play your best tennis. Hopefully he did not hurt himself too much in that last set because no-one wants that with Wimbledon round the corner.

    "Ivan doesn't give any signs during the match. He has a pretty straight face. But it is great to have him back and, working with Jamie Delgado, I think it is a pretty strong team. Hopefully they can help me win more big events."

  4. Post update

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Red Button

    "That was a super match. Mahut played well and would have beaten a lot of the other players here but he was unlucky to come up against Murray.

    "It's very easy to be flat after a Grand Slam where you get to the finals. It's tough to be fired up from the first point but Murray was."

  5. Game, set and match Murray

    Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-6 (7-1) Mahut

    Nicolas Mahut is finally outmanoeuvered.

    The Frenchman was an awkward first-round customer. But Andy Murray knuckled down in the big points to usher him out of the draw.

    Andy Murray
  6. Match points Murray

    Murray 7-6 (10-8) 6-6 (5-1) * Mahut

    Make that two.

    Murray steals serve to move 5-1 up. He has five match points.

  7. Tie-break

    Murray 7-6 (10-8) 6-6 (5-1) * Mahut

    A delicious drop-shot sneaks over the net by the bristles on the ball as Nicolas Mahut gets on the board in the tie-break.

    Andy Murray slugs away behind his own tee-off to bring up 4-1. And then a lovely dipping backhand pass leaves Mahut looking like a spare part at a net party. 

    Still just the one mini-break up though.

  8. Tie-break

    Murray 7-6 (10-8) 6-6 (3-0) * Mahut

    Andy Murray is the sharper out of the blocks, taking the mini-break on the opening point.

    He backs it up with another on his own serve. And a third. Nicolas Mahut slipped nastily as he tries to change direction there.

    The Frenchman is back on his feet, but looking pretty tender as he prepares to serve.

  9. Post update

    Andrew Castle

    BBC Sport tennis commentator

    "Whatever happens Andy Murray's grass-court season has commenced with a real sharpener."

  10. Murray holds

    Murray 7-6 (10-8) 6-6 *Mahut

    Andy Murray holds his serve. There was another break point to snuff out en route though.

    The stage is set for a service shoot-out as Baron's Court turns to O.K Corral.

  11. Murray saves break points, deuce

    *Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-6 Mahut

    Andy Murray dredges up some real clutch tennis, holding his nerve as he slides away a wrong-footing volley on his way back to deuce.

  12. Two set points Mahut

    *Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-6 Mahut

    Andy Murray is served up slice, no ice, gin or tonic by Nicolas Mahut and it is not to his liking.

    The British number one duffs into the net as the spin bites hards and Nicolas Mahut has 15-40 and three set points.

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  14. Post update

    *Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-6 Mahut

    Nicolas Mahut shows the judgement of Solomon as he leaves a fizzing Andy Murray forehand on his way into the net.

    The Frenchman looks over his shoulder and sees the ball land a couple of millimetres long.

    That means that 15-30 turns to 15-40, rather than the lot less comfy 30-30.

  15. Post update

    Andrew Castle

    BBC Sport tennis commentator

    "Four straight points from Murray on his serve and then a lot of positive talk which has broadcast itself to the player at the other end."

  16. Post update

    Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-5 *Mahut

    Andy Murray backs up the break with a beefy service hold.

    Nicolas Mahut doesn't get a look in. Love in lovely style. 

  17. Murray breaks

    *Murray 7-6 (10-8) 4-5 Mahut

    Andy Murray cranks a double-handed backhand across court and Nicolas Mahut cannot prise it off the floor. 15-30.

    The crowd sniff a break.

    Murray gets a return out of the centre of the strings, Mahut can only fend into the net. 15-40 and three break points.

    Murray chasing on the defensive, but he keeps getting the ball back and Mahut - on his way in - is stretched out of shape.

    He duffs into the net and the set is back on serve.

  18. Post update

    Murray 7-6 (10-8) 3-5 *Mahut

    Andy Murray keeps his cards on the table with a service hold.

    Now is the time to roll big though.

    He needs to knock Nicolas Mahut out of his rhythm in the next game or we are heading late and into a third set.

  19. Post update

    *Murray 7-6 (10-8) 2-5 Mahut

    Nicolas Mahut plunges to his left to pat away a volley winner at 30-30.

    Andy Murray is far less sure-footed though. He is only slightly more comfortable than Bambi on ice at the baseline, skidding, sliding and fearing for his tendons.

    He looks decidedly peeved as he heads back to his stool. 

    "Do something about it," he tells the umpire as he sits down. "It's always the same."

  20. Muguruza suffers shock defeat


    Meanwhile, Spain's Garbine Muguruza has lost her first match since winning the French Open, bowing out 6-3 6-4 to Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium in the first round of the Mallorca Open.