Brits 'unacceptable'

Andy Murray has blasted the British performance at this year's Wimbledon as 'unacceptable', after only two domestic players made it through to the second round, with him being the only one left in the male draw for round two.

It's disappointing,' he said. 'The depth needs to get way better. It's unacceptable. It's not picking out any of the players in particular, because I watched some of them play – and some played well. But they aren't at the same level as a lot of guys.'

However Murray himself struggled through his first round match against the American Robert Kendrick, who he eventually beat 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.

'It was a tough match. He served great and made it very difficult,' said the second seed. 'He was very aggressive and he does not give you a whole lot of rhythm. I didn't return as well as I would have liked, though I served OK.

'There were a lot of big points and it's good to have them early in the tournament. I was disappointed I lost the second set but in the whole match he only had two break points on my serve. And once I took the third set I felt good.' Murray faces the Latvian world number 74 Ernest Gublis tomorrow.

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