Liam Broady has too many tricks up his sleeve for magician Constant Lestienne

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.

Liam Broady recorded a straight-sets victory
Liam Broady recorded a straight-sets victory (Steven Paston/PA)

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.