But Murray, who is top seed at Wimbledon for the first time, has twice lost to lucky loser qualifiers this year, Borna Coric in Madrid and Thompson at Queen's.
Asked if she was excited by the opening day, she told Press Association Sport: "I'm more edgy actually".
"My hip felt good, it's a little bit sore, but I was moving really good. I don't even know what I'm going to do", says Bublik about his game. He's quite unorthodox. He plays a lot of unexpected shots, a lot of drop shots, mixes his game up a lot, takes chances, tries some more sort of shots that guys may play in exhibitions, he tries when he's out there. "My form before Wimbledon in 2001, I don't want to talk about my form". Also, you can watch Wimbledon 2017 on Star Sports Network - specifically Star Sports Select 1 and HD in keeping with its tradition of sticking to the broadcaster.
Relieved Andy Murray believes he has made rapid progression this week after starting his Wimbledon title defence with a bang.
Judy Murray said: "Going into a major tournament like Wimbledon it's really important to have the support of the nation behind you". To mix the family with two kids and the full-size tennis tournaments' schedule - it is hard and interesting at the same time. "Well, there's still time to get to 20". I'm not sure I'd be wanting to keep playing if that was the case.
Bublik, 20, was not lacking in confidence, arriving for his Centre Court debut wearing headphones and clearly relishing the big stage.
For Murray, it is hard to imagine a better opening match and he left the court to huge smiles, without a trace of the limp which has plagued him in practice.
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"In my box in the match, there's going to be a lot of rappers".
At 5-2, Murray had three match points to finish it and despite wasting one, he needed only one more chance to take it, playing a forehand to Bublik's feet which the youngster considered challenging but decided against with a shrug.
In contrast Bublik is happy just to be here, after losing 12-10 in the final set of his third round qualifying match last week.
"That doesn't matter. This is a grand slam and I think I proved it", Ivanisevic said. Ladbrokes" Nicola McGeady said: "Wimbledon mania has swept the nation, but punters are backing Konta over Murray'.
"I've got nothing to lose".
On the men's side, Andy Murray is looking to defend his crown.
Murray joked: "We were waiting to go out the beginning of the third set". He and Brown - who came from behind to beat the Portuguese João Sousa in four sets - have played only once, when Murray defeated him at the US Open seven years ago. When I got interviewed by him in INdian Wells earlier in the year, I think I spoke to him right before the interview. He was hitting some 130- mile-an-hour second serves, which you don't really see much these days. Who's your favourite tennis player?