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29/06/2015 12:45 BST | Updated 29/06/2015 12:59 BST

Liam Broady Celebrates Wimbledon Victory Over Marinko Matosevic

Liam Broady was the first British player to storm through to the second round of the Wimbledon tennis championships after coming from two sets down to beat Australian Marinko Matosevic.

Afterwards, the 21-year-old wildcard, from Stockport, received a message of support from Andy Murray who tweeted: "Well done @liambroady. Big comeback win."

Broady beat his opponent 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3.

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Liam Broady in celebratory mode

The tennis action at Wimbledon’s Centre Court kicked off on Monday with defending champion Novak Djokovic sailing through his first round match, while 2013 champion Murray will begin his challenge on Tuesday.

The Scot has been handed a tough draw as third seed, and may have to overcome former champions Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Djokovic if he is to achieve glory.

The British Association of Tennis Supporters have insisted Murray will have the full support of the Wimbledon crowd despite having voiced his support for Scottish independence in last year's referendum.

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Marinko Matosevic at Wimbledon on Monday

Wimbledon’s opening day was marked by stepped up security amid heightened fears of a terror attack.

Scotland Yard said changes had been made to policing plans for this year's tournament, with the UK's terror threat level at "severe" - meaning an attack is "highly likely".

Extra officers are on patrol - including some in plain clothes - and a "highly mobile" reserve unit is ready to respond to "emerging incidents", the force said.

It comes after up to 30 British holidaymakers were killed in the Tunisian beach massacre on Friday, and as the UK prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the July 7 bombings next week.

Security staff searched bags of spectators entering the grounds today, with selfie-sticks among the list of banned items this year.

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