Great Britain's Andy Murray couldn't hide his happiness after surviving an Oscar Otte challenge at Wimbledon. Murray, who received a wildcard for Wimbledon, overcame Otte 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-2 to reach fhe Winhledon third round.
Murray, who has had two major hip surgeries in recent years, is having his first Wimbledon singles campaign since 2017. Next up for Murray will be rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov. "I enjoyed the end. The middle part not so much.
What an atmosphere to play in at the end. The whole crowd was amazing but there were a few guys in there getting me fired up. I needed everyone's help tonight," Murray said, per George Bellshaw. "I'm obviously tired and I fell over a couple of times.
Pretty slick courts but considering everything I feel alright. Hip feels good. I get a rest day tomorrow and hopefully come out on Friday and play in another atmosphere like this and perform well."
Otte enjoyed playing against Murray
"I enjoyed every minute on the court.
I left everything on the court. I can't complain. The result could have been better. The atmosphere was crazy. It was unreal. I enjoyed it, although they were all cheering from Andy," Otte said. At the net, Murray had some encouraging words for Otte.
"If I keep on playing like this... keep on working like this then the results will come. I said thanks and it was great to play him. I told him he's my icon and it was great to play against him," Otte said of Murray's message at the end.
Meanwhile, Murray's fellow compatriot Cameron Norrie overcame Lucas Pouille in four sets. “I'm feeling good. I think I've done well to keep momentum. I keep building on the matches,” Norrie said. “I think today that was a good example of obviously winning a lot this year, having a lot of confidence, and getting through a lot of tough matches”.