Wimbledon tennis - 'He’s the best ever, he's my icon' - Andy Murray hailed as the greatest by fellow player
Centre Court witnessed another memorable recovery from Andy Murray as the two-time Wimbledon champion secured his place in the third round with a typically tense five-set, 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-2, win over Germany's Oscar Otte. Murray could easily have lost the match after conceding the second and third sets, but his fighting spirit saw him through and his opponent was certainly impressed.
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The two-time champion had limped off the same court following a quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey in 2017 - then as the top seed - and had not been back since with hip surgeries in 2018 and 2019, so this was another moment of jubilation and relief on his return to his favourite stage. After the match, Otte paid tribute to his opponent, and his "icon":
"He [Murray] actually said if I keep on playing like this… keep on working like this, keep on playing like this, then the results will come."