Murray makes heavenly start to Wimbledon

Andy Murray cruised through his opening match at Wimbledon, and celebrated with a gesture that invited speculation that he had found religion. Playing some of his best tennis for a long time he geat Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 before raising a finger to the sky in acknowledgement of something or other.

Questioned about the gesture after the match, Murray was reticent. "It's something for me and the guys that I work with," he said. "I don't really want to go into too much detail because I'll end up getting asked about it every single day." Asked if it was about God, Murray said, "Whether it is or not, I'm not going to tell anyone."

Murray’s Wimbledon preparation had not been ideal, losing in the first round at Queen’s Club. He was the most impressive winner of the top four seeds though, getting into his stride very quickly. "I probably settle into matches here a bit quicker than I used to," he said. "It's never easy playing at Wimbledon in the first round.

"The first two sets were very good, I got a great start and then relaxed. Since Queen's I've been itching to get going. I've got to be ready for the next match, potentially against Karlovic; there's very little rhythm in a match like that."

Murray might have been motivated by some of Davydenko’s remarks before the match. The Russian had suggested that Murray did not play a particularly aggressive game, and implied that the Scot used injury stoppages as a tactical gambit.

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