Andy Murray vs Oscar Otte LIVE: Wimbledon updates from second round clash on Centre Court
Wimbledon day two: Highlights from SW19
Andy Murray vs Oscar Otte LIVE
- Andy Murray beat 24th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in the opening round
- Qualifier Oscar Otte defeated Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech in round one
- This is the first meeting between Murray and Otte
- Otte takes a 2-1 lead
Murray 6-3 4-6 4-6 4-2 Otte*
A break for Murray! Otte tried to challenge the winning point but to no avail. Still a long way to go before he takes the set.
*Murray 6-3 4-6 4-6 3-2 Otte
Murray takes the first game back after the short break and leads the set.
We’re back underway!
The roof’s getting closed
We’ll have a 10-15 minute break whilst they close the roof and turn the lights on. Murray will be right back.
Murray 6-3 4-6 4-6 2-2 Otte*
Another hold for Otte. Murray doesn’t seem to be affected by that injury he picked up.
*Murray 6-3 4-6 4-6 2-1 Otte
What an incredible game! Some incredible rallies and shots throughout. Murray takes the game thanks to a slip from Otte. Both players sliding around all over the place.
Murray shows his frustration.
Murray 6-3 4-6 4-6 1-1 Otte*
Otte takes advantage of Murray’s injury issue and takes the second game of the set. Murray seems fine to continue.
Murray’s down injured…
Looks like he’s picked up a groin injury after a slip. He seems okay to carry on.
*Murray 6-3 4-6 4-6 1-0 Otte
What a sensational game, that Murray takes. He showed that grit that we’ve seen throughout so many Wimbledons in the past.
The third set goes to Otte!
Murray 6-3 4-6 4-6 Otte*
We had a short break because one of the line judges was ill, but Otte is unfazed by that goes on to take the third set. The German is certainly impressing.
*Murray 6-3 4-6 4-5 Otte
The Brit forces Otte to serve for the set. You can’t fault Centre Court’s support for Murray – they’re really behind every point he wins.
Murray 6-3 4-6 3-5 Otte*
Otte has well and truly silenced the Centre Court crowd. He’s now a game away from the third set and looking solid, if not spectacular.
*Murray 6-3 4-6 3-4 Otte
Murray was 40-0 down, pulled it back to 40-30, and look primed to hold serve. However, a shot into the net means Otte breaks.
Murray 6-3 4-6 3-3 Otte*
‘Inconsistency’ is the word that sums up this game. Otte’s unforced errors looked like they might cost him, but some good shots at deuce mean he holds serve.
*Murray 6-3 4-6 3-2 Otte
Murray holds serve. The Centre Crowd loved a drop shot he pulled out the bag. More of that, Andy.
Murray 6-3 4-6 2-2 Otte*
Otte holds to love. Some more impressive tennis by the German.
*Murray 6-3 4-6 2-1 Otte
Finally a relatively comfortable service game for Murray. His two service games in this set have been pretty strong.
Murray 6-3 4-6 1-1 Otte*
Otte continues to play some really solid tennis. Murray starting to show some frustration.
*Murray 6-3 4-6 1-0 Otte
Murray takes the first game of the third set. He really needed that.
Otte levels things up!
Murray 6-3 4-6 Otte*
Otte takes the second set. Murray will be disappointed with some of his tennis in that set – definitely still some rustiness to shake off.
Murray 6-3 4-5 Otte*
Despite some really poor tennis over the last few games and at the start of this one, Murray manages to (just about) hold serve. Otte is now serving for the set.
Murray 6-3 3-5 Otte*
Otte wins his fourth game on the bounce after an absolutely incredible miss by Murray – a smash straight into the net. Not great.
*Murray 6-3 3-4 Otte
Some superb tennis by Otte means he breaks Murray to love – fantastic stuff. The Scot’s second serves let him down, there.
Murray took the first set 6-3.
Murray 6-3 3-3 Otte*
Murray missed a poor shot at 40-40 and, ultimately, it cost him the game. Otte draws level.
*Murray 6-3 3-2 Otte
An immediate break back for Otte. Shouts of ‘chill’ from the Scot at 30-0 down did no good. The fans on ‘Henman Hill’ still look happy though.
Murray 6-3 3-1 Otte*
Murray breaks for the first time in the second set and Centre Court give him a huge round of applause.
*Murray 6-3 2-1 Otte
Murray has never lost a second-round match at Wimbledon, and he’s making sure that doesn’t change today. A solid hold of serve.
Murray 6-3 1-1 Otte*
Some poor service from Otte at 40-0 saw Murray get back into the game but, ironically, some good service at 40-40 means he levels the scores.
*Murray 6-3 1-0 Otte
Otte gave Murray a slight scare as he went 30-15 ahead, but the Scot pulls through and takes the first game of the second set.
Murray takes the first set!
Murray 6-3 Otte*
Murray breaks again and the first set is his! Otte’s service let him down towards the end of the game and saved Murray from serving out the set.
Otte holds serve in the match’s first game.
*Murray 5-3 Otte
The game began with a minor wardrobe malfunction for Otte, whose shorts were too big for him… don’t ask. That had no bearing on the quality of his tennis, but it wasn’t enough to stop Murray from closing in on the first set.
Murray 4-3 Otte*
Otte hits back with vengeance and takes the game to love. He stops Murray from taking three games on the spin and keeps things competitive in the set.
*Murray 4-2 Otte
Some more good tennis by Murray means he takes the sixth game of the match. He’s now in pole positon for the set – the Centre Court crowd are loving it.
Murray 3-2 Otte*
After missing out on three previous break points in the game, Murray finally breaks and takes the lead for the first time in the match.
*Murray 2-2 Otte
Despite a late surge in the game by Otte, Murray manages to hold service and draw level.
Murray 1-2 Otte*
Some nice play at the net by Otte helps him take the third game. He seals it with an ace.
*Murray 1-1 Otte
You wouldn’t think this was only Murray’s second singles match at Wimbledon since 2017. A straightforward hold of service means he levels things up.
Murray 0-1 Otte*
The German settles his nerves, as he holds serve in the opening game of the match.
6:21pm: Both players receive rapturous applause as they walk onto Centre Court, and we’re underway.
6:15pm: Ahead of their clash, Murray’s opponent Otte admitted that he was moved to tears by the Scot’s battle with injury.
Murray hasn’t played singles at Wimbledon since 2017.
Otte said: “When I watched his documentary (Andy Murray: Resurfacing), actually, I was crying.
“It was so emotional and so inspiring. I’m probably talking for other players, too.”
6:00pm: No.2 seed Aryna Sabalenka has to dig deep to beat Britain’s Katie Boulter, advancing to the third round for the very first time with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.
The conclusion of that match means Murray is next up on Centre Court. Stick with Express Sport for live updates.
5.45pm: Otte, from Cologne, led Alexander Zverev by two sets in the first round of the French Open last month, before losing in five sets.
The world No 151 knows he is in for an equally difficult afternoon at the All England Club.
“He’s just a huge icon in the sport,” Otte said of Murray. “It will be a pretty big match. The crowd probably won’t be on my side, but that’s OK for me, of course.
“I have my coach here, my girlfriend, I think it can be enough, but we will see.
“Everybody knows he’s one of the best tennis players ever and, when he gets in control of his body, I think everybody knows he can still beat the top guys and come far in tournaments.”
Andy Murray vs Oscar Otte LIVE updates
5.30pm: Good afternoon and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of Andy Murray against Oscar Otte on Centre Court at Wimbledon.
Murray impressed against the 24th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in his opening match of the tournament.
The Scot stormed into a two-set lead and was cruising to victory with a 5-0 advantage in a third.
But Basilashvili rallied and won seven games in a row to take the match to a fourth set.
A brief break to close the roof played right into Murray’s hands as he composed himself to see out the win.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray will be hoping this afternoon goes much smoother.
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