Andy Murray
Britain's Andy Murray celebrates during a match at the Queen's Club.Reuters

The third-seeded Andy Murray of Britain will began his Wimbledon title defence against David Goffin of Belgium at the centre court of the All England Club on Monday.

Unlike last year, Murray will be under less pressure as he defends his Wimbledon crown. The Scotsman has enjoyed decent outings in the Grand Slam events this year by reaching the semifinals of both Australian Open and the French Open.

However, the 27-year-old failed to defend the Aegon Championship title and was knocked out by Radek Stepanek in the third round. However, Murray can expect an easy outing against the Belgian in their first ever meeting .

The world number five is seeded third in the Championships, which is another relief for the defending champion as he will not face Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at least before the semifinals.

Murray is the first Briton after Fred Perry, to play as a defending champion at the All England Club. The 2013 winner said he is focused on the first round encounter and admitted that he is a bit nervous before starting the campaign.

"Firstly my mind will be focused on the match - getting ready for it, getting the tactics right - but the walk to the court will be different," said Murray. "I would expect to feel pride but also pressure and some nerves as well. I'm looking forward to it, its something I've never experienced before."

The former US Open champion has not won a major title since his Wimbledon triumph last year, but the two-time major winner insisted that he is capable of defending the title. The ever-improving Scot has reached the Wimbledon finals in his last two appearances.

"If you've done it once, there is no reason you can't do it again," he said. "Each year I've played at Wimbledon, I've got better. It's been slow but steady progress. Obviously it's going to be tough to top winning the tournament but, if I can play like I did last year, I'll definitely be in with a chance."

Apart from Murray, Johanna Konta, Naomi Broady, Dan Evans, James Ward, Kyle Edmund, Dan Cox and Heather Watson will also carry British hopes on the opening day.

Victoria Azarenka, who is making a comeback from an injury, and Sloane Stephens of the United States will also take to the court in the morning session.

Where to Watch Live

The day's action is scheduled for 4:00 pm IST, 10:30 am GMT and 6:30 am ET start. Andy Murray vs David Goffin will start at 5:30 pm IST, 12:00 pm GMT and 8:00 am ET with live coverage on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1 in India with live streaming option HERE and HERE. International views can catch the action HERE and HERE or listen to the action free HERE.

BBC will broadcast matches live in UK viewers can also live stream the action HERE. Catch the action live on ESPN in the United States or see live streaming HERE. SuperSport will telecast action in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa and viewers can catch the matches live HERE.