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LONDON (AP) - Andy Murray came onto Centre Court to a standing ovation and walked off to another as he began his Wimbledon title defense Monday with a straight-set victory against David Goffin.

In keeping with tradition, Murray had the honor of playing the opening match on Centre Court as the defending men's champion - and he looked right at home in beating the 105th-ranked Belgian 6-1, 6-4, 7-5.

Murray was never broken and sealed the contest with an ace, his eighth of the match.

Last year, Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. Now he's bidding to become the first to retain the title since Fred Perry in 1936.

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