Wimbledon 2011: Wimbledon 2011: Murray wins against Gimeno-Traver

Wimbledon 2011: Wimbledon 2011: Murray wins against Gimeno-Traver

The racket bag emblazoned with messages of support from Facebook fans looked like it might have had the opposite effect on Monday when Andy Murray dropped the first set of his Wimbledon campaign.

But as if flicking on a switch, Murray reeled off 15 straight games from 3-3 in the second set for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-0 win over Daniel Gimeno-Traver to reach the second round.

Gimeno-Traver began the match confidently under the roof on Centre Court and hit some particularly brutal forehands, but by the end, the 56th-ranked Spaniard looked every bit the player who has lost in the first round at eight of his 12 Grand Slam tournaments.

And Murray’s unusual bag – the brainchild of his racket sponsor – didn’t end up being consigned to history. Murray said it might even turn out be a source of inspiration in the future.

“I didn’t today, but a lot of players in the past have done it with having notes in their bag, and some have had things written on like their rackets or...
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