Former world No. 1 Andy Murray was in great spirits after surviving a tough Wimbledon second round clash. Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, edged out German Oscar Otte 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon third round.
"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 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.
Meanwhile, Murray believes England have got a decent chance of winning Euro 2020. "I got to see a little bit of yesterday’s match but not much, because I was actually practicing during the first half. I actually went along to the Scotland-England match at Wembley, which was brilliant, great fun.
Went with one Scottish friend tennis player and two English friends and had a great night, so enjoyed that. "I think England have got a pretty decent chance, it seems like, of winning. Ukraine is a solid draw, I think, and then if they can get back to Wembley for the semi-finals, I think that’s against Denmark or Czech, they’d be favourites there.
Yeah, it’s a great opportunity for England to win a major competition for the first time in a while. Hopefully they can do it. Murray also spoke about the importance of frontline workers. "I think the whole country kind of realised how important they all are, and maybe hadn’t got the recognition that they probably deserve up until now.
‘"So,yeah, it’s fantastic that they have been able to come along and watch some of the tennis. "Hopefully they can enjoy it and, yeah, hopefully the politicians can realise that they deserve more than what they are getting paid just now.
"‘I think what is it, they got something like a 1% pay rise? It was pathetic. "So, yeah, they obviously deserve a lot more than that, and, yeah, they have done an amazing job getting us through the pandemic."