Murray defies rain at Wimbledon
Andy Murray's campaign to take his first Wimbledon title has started successfully when he won his first round match after a shaky start.
Murray lost the first set to Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver but came back to win the Centre Court match 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-0.
But there was frustration for the Scot's many fans when SW19 bosses pulled the plug on the big screen - where thousands of supporters watch from Murray Mount - after torrential rain made the spot unsafe.
It was the first time the screen has been turned off due to health and safety concerns.
The site - previously known as Henman Hill by fans of former British hopeful Tim Henman - holds an average of 4,000 people and is hugely popular with supporters who cannot get a ticket for the most popular matches. But while the retractable roof meant rain did not stop play on Centre Court while all other matches were abandoned, the big screen was switched off as a safety precaution.
Wimbledon spokesman Johnny Perkins said: "This is the first time we have had to shut off the big screen as this is the first time the roof has been used in these conditions. Previous to the roof, of course, there would have been no play to watch on Centre anyway if it was rained off."
After his victory, Murray said: "He was hitting the ball very big and I did well to hang in there in the second set. The conditions are different. It's only the second time in my life I've played on an indoor grass court.
"It does change. There's no wind or elements to contend with. It's good conditions to play in and he was hitting the ball so cleanly at the start of the match but I did well.
"I've played against him before and I've practised with him and I've seen him play some great matches. He can be quite up and down but he started great. I was a little bit surprised he hasn't had great results on the grass before."
Murray insisted he had not underestimated the challenge. "Not at all," he said.