Liam Broady has too many tricks up his sleeve for magician Constant Lestienne
Liam Broady made French magician Constant Lestienne disappear to reach round two at Wimbledon.
Lestienne is a part-time conjurer who performs at weddings and parties, but was unable to pull a rabbit out of the hat against British wild card Broady.
The 29-year-old from Stockport produced a spellbinding display to win 6-1 6-3 7-5.
Broady broke the world number 74 twice, either side of a brief rain delay, to race away with the first set in 27 minutes.
A pair of winners gave Broady another break and the advantage in the second.
Lestienne’s hopes vanished when Broady edged a nip-and-tuck third set to book his place in the second round in just over two hours.