Murray advanced to the third round of Wimbledon with yesterday's win against Otte. Although the Briton has had so much bad luck throughout his career, he has managed to return to the field and show that he still has the knowledge and strength “A lot of what I’m doing now is harder than a lot of the stuff I was doing when I was in my mid-20s in many ways because of the physical issues that I have had and stuff."
"Yes, it’s tough obviously going out and playing matches of that length when you know you have not had many matches, not had loads of preparation. And not played a whole lot of grass court tennis in four years”.
- Murray said, as quoted by tennismajors The Briton was especially impressed by the atmosphere on the field and the fans “It has been tough. But that’s one of the reasons why I’m still playing is because of moments like that.
Why would you want to give that up (smiling)? " "You know, the atmosphere the last – it was good the whole match, but especially the last hour and a half was brilliant. I still enjoy that. I mean, it’s not the only thing."
"Like I said the other day, there is many factors that go into it, but that’s one of them. I mean, playing in atmospheres like that, and, creating moments and memories like that, yeah, is one of the reasons why I’m still playing”.
The way Murray wanted to improve his game is interesting “I think in the last hour and a half of the match when we came back out after the roof, I was, like, I need to have more energy, I need to try and engage with the crowd more.
" "I picked a few people in the crowd and was basically staring at them pretty much after every point and trying to just engage with them." "The crowd created a great atmosphere, but I think I was also engaging them and we were feeding off each other a lot at the end.
I’m aware in the moment I know what a great atmosphere is in tennis." "I have played in a few of them over the years, and that was definitely one of them. Obviously when the atmosphere is like that and things are going your way, it’s a nice feeling”.
Murray thinks that it is not easy for his family, especially in matches like this, and he recalled the events from the finals in 2013. “The one time where I kind of realized, it’s slightly different from a match like tonight, but when I watch back like the highlights of the Wimbledon final in 2013, seeing my mom in the crowd and at the end of the match, when I had the match points and then he came back in that game, I found that quite difficult to watch to see how hard it was for my mom and my wife."
"I kind of realized then what it must be like for them. But that was in the most kind of intense of matches and intense of moments. But they should be used to it by now”.