Wimbledon: Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert triumphant in team debut



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Wimbledon: Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert triumphant in team debut

Home favorite Andy Murray and France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert have made a winning start to their Wimbledon doubles campaign as they came from a set down to beat Romania's Marius Copil and Frenchman Ugo Humbert 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-0.

Copil and Humbert blew the first break they earned in the third game of the match but broke Murray and Herbert once again in the fifth game and then held on to their serve to win the opener. Murray and Herbert, who saved break points in the first and third game of the second set, broke Copil and Humbert twice in the set to level the match at a set apiece.

Murray and Herbert converted the lone break point chance they had in the third set and didn't give a single break point chance to Copil and Humbert to also win the third set. Murray and Herbert then absolutely dominated the fourth set as they bageled Copil and Humbert to finish the match in style and clinch a win in their debut as a pair.

Murray, 32, and 28-year-old Herbert play next against sixth-seeded Croatian duo Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor, who beat Ricardas Berankis and Marton Fucsovics in their opener.