Murray, who could be the first Brit to win this precious trophy since Fred Perry prevailed in 1936, played some breathtaking tennis, not allowing Davydenko hardly anything.
The Brit dominated the baseline rallies and was hitting winners from every angle. The crowd enjoyed the spectacle so much, that it decided to throw in a mexican wave during one change of ends.
Former world no.3 Davydenko, who won the ATP World Tour finals in 2009, couldn’t find any answers to Murray’s agressive game and the Brit sailed to a superb victory in just 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Next up for Murray will be the winner of the match between the big serving Croat Ivo Karlovic and Israel’s Dudi Sela.
Mardy Fish played his first competitive match since undergoing heart surgery. The American prevailed in three sets 7-6 (3) 7-5 7-6 (1) against Spaniard Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo, the oldest player in this year’s field,
In the other first round encounters, Queen’s Club Champion Marin Cilic prevailed in four sets 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 against Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany, Malek Jaziri of Tunisia defeated Estonian qualifier Jurgen Zopp 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 9-7, Frenchman Benoit Paire overcame Australian Matthew Ebden 6-1 6-3 6-7 (1) 6-3, American qualifier Jesse Levine eliminated Slovakia’s Karol Beck 6-4 6-7 (6) 6-3 6-2 and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov ousted 32nd seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-5 7-6 (3) 6-7 (4) 6-3.