Winning his first match at Wimbledon in three attempts has put to bed the French Open nightmare Britain's Cameron Norrie endured.

The 23-year-old saw off Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-3, 6-3, on Tuesday to go one better than the straight sets defeat endured at Roland Garros in May.

South African-born Norrie admitted that going through that defeat to Elliot Benchetrit in Paris, where he picked up just five games, served as motivation coming in to the Championships.

"It wasn't a great French Open for me, but I definitely won't make that mistake again," he said.

"I was disappointed not because I lost, but the way I didn't battle for every point.

"I was flat there, but I'm happy I went through that.

"I don't think if I had gone through that loss, that low, I would turn it around, I hit refresh after that.

"Regardless of win or loss, I wanted to just fight for every point, I did that today and the win was a bonus.

"Winning definitely trumps that losing feeling."

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Norrie prize of getting through his opening match is to take to Centre Court or Court One on Thursday where No.8 seed Kei Nishikori awaits.

Despite the difference in rankings with the World No.7, Norrie remains confident of upsetting the Japanese former US Open finalist.

"I'm going to go in there with the underdog mentality.

"I know I'm good enough to beat him.

"I know if I put my best level out there I'm going to be trouble for anyone.

"I hope I'm on a bigger court, I think I play well on the bigger stadiums."

Norrie revealed his family weren't courtside to see him break his Championship duck, preferring to watch from home.

"My dad sent me a message, 'well done on your first win,' I'll probably call him later, it was the middle of the night in New Zealand where he was," he added.

"They just got back, they went to Vienna on a cycling trip. I think Wimbledon is a little too busy for them.

"They wanted to chill out a little bit, watch a little bit from home."