Murray uses head to make round two

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Andy Murray admitted he had to change his tactics midway though his first-round match with Daniel Gimeno-Traver at Wimbledon.

The British number one was expected to make light work of the Spaniard as he began his quest for an elusive first Grand Slam, but found himself a set down as his opponent played inspired tennis and the Scot failed to get going.
But, after reaching 3-3 in the second set, the three-time Grand Slam finalist showed his class and did not lose another game as he ran out a 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-0 winner at the All England Club.
Murray came into the tournament full of confidence after his victory at Queen's but he confessed to making adjustments to the way he played on Monday to force Gimeno-Traver into making errors.
"I changed the way I was playing and the way I was returning especially," he said. "When I blocked more of his first serves and made the ball shoot through the court more, he made more mistakes."
The talented Brit admitted that he had struggled early on but was able to find a way to work through the mini-crisis to come out on top.
"The court was quite slow as it is normally in the first week," he added. "I was playing a lot of long rallies with him and playing very aggressive off his first serve.
"I was missing returns off the first serve and giving him the chance to dictate a lot of the points.
"I couldn't quite get the break but when I did I played much better, though I had to make some adjustments."

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