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Andy Murray breaks 29-year record with two-time winner given standing ovation as he begins Wimbledon farewell


Andy Murray was given a two-minute standing ovation at his first appearance at Wimbledon this summer.

This year will be the tennis legend’s last showing at Wimbledon and he has already made history with his doubles match with brother Jamie being moved to Centre Court.

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Andy Murray looked emotional as he took to centre court at Wimbledon for one of the last timesCredit: Getty

It is the first time a first-round men’s doubles match has been put on Centre Court since 1995.

An adoring Wimbledon crowd welcomed the Murray brothers, standing for two minutes and applauding as Andy went through his warm-up.

“Goosebumps!” BBC pundit John McEnroe said. “It’s been a rough ride for Andy Murray for quite a few years.

“It’s been harsh in a lot of ways but he has handled it with class and he is going to handle this exit with class as well.

“Andy will manoeuvre his way around the court so that he doesn’t do himself too much damage.”

While Murray has already pulled out of the men’s singles tournament, he will make an appearance alongside Emma Raducanu in the mixed doubles later in the week.

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