Haase held at love in the first game, then didn’t win another in that set as Murray took 17 of the last 19 points, including 13 in a row in one stretch.
Court 1 has more than 3,000 fewer seats than Centre and the scheduling may be seen as a snub towards Murray, who is bidding for his second Wimbledon crown.
The British number one overcame Hasse 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 in a contest that lasted one hour and 26 minutes.
“Then the momentum changed the game”. You never listen to me when you are on the court.’.
“I will try to find a weakness”.
New British No 2 Aljaz Bedene will seek more advice from Murray before facing No 22 seed Viktor Troicki on Thursday – the Serb was beaten by the Scot at the Aegon Championships earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Haase will need to put in an incredible performance if he has to do well in this play-off, having failed to beat Murray in a competitive game since the last time he did six years ago in Rotterdam.
The parents of Roger Federer, Robbie and Lynette, are also on hand to watch the seven-time Wimbledon champion play his second-round match against Sam Querrey of the USA.
“When I used to practice at Bridge of Allan sports club we had a couple of snooker tables there and I actually used to play there quite a lot”.
“I was very happy with the way that I played”.
“He was helpful in the first round – he told my coach about Radek Stepanek because he played him at Queen’s previous year”, said Bedene.
The addition of Bjorkman has added fresh impetus to Murray’s game this year as the 28-year-old looks to seal his seventh consecutive win on grass and 22nd in 23 matches overall.
“It was a very tough match for me to get through, that one”.
There was little sign of a similar marathon unfolding early on, however, as Murray stamped his mark on the match with some brilliant shot-making in front of an enthralled home crowd.
As well as a tough opponent, Murray may once again have to battle the elements at Wimbledon.
“It’s always nice to play in front of that sort of crowd”.
Play has started at Wimbledon after a rain delay of about 45 minutes.