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Murray, Del Potro, Roddick advance

Updated: June 24, 2009, 12:56 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

WIMBLEDON, England -- Andy Murray has successfully begun his bid to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936.

The No. 3-seeded Murray defeated American Robert Kendrick 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round Tuesday.

A capacity crowd on Centre Court roared when Murray closed out the victory. The Scot hit 51 winners and committed only 19 unforced errors while losing serve once.

"I kind of knew what to expect today," Murray said. "I was a bit disappointed to lose ...

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