London - Defending champion Andy Murray said his hip "felt good" as
he shook off his recent injury worries on Monday to advance to the second round
World number one Murray began his campaign with a
straightforward 6-1, 6-4. 6-2 win over debutant Alexander Bublik and said after
the match that his hip injury didn’t affect him too much.
"My hip felt good. It's a little bit sore, but I was
moving really good on the court today. You know, that's the most important
thing," Murray told the post-match press conference.
"If you're in a little bit of pain, but you can still
run as you normally do, that doesn't affect how you play. It's when it's
affecting your movement and some of the shots that you play when it becomes a
"Today, you know, certainly wasn't the case at all. So
I'm really positive about that because it's the most amount of points I played
in a match since obviously - since against my match against Jordan Thompson. I
haven't played sets like that in practice really either. It was really
positive. Hopefully feels good again tomorrow," he added.
Murray now faces Germany's Dustin Brown in round two, the
same player who shocked Rafael Nadal in 2015, but the number one seed said he
is looking forward to it.
"He's obviously had a big win here in the past against
Rafa. Whether he respects me or not, I'm going to go out on the court,
expecting to play great tennis, give it a good shot. I'll need to be