Andy Murray’s brilliant conversation with Oscar Otte after dramatic Wimbledon win
Andy Murray produced another dramatic Wimbledon win by seeing off Oscar Otte on Wednesday night. And the German has revealed the British star’s brilliant words after the match at Centre Court. Murray is now in the third round of the competition, where he’ll face 10th seed Denis Shapovalov.
Murray produced another dramatic win at Wimbledon on Wednesday, days after he’d narrowly got the better of Nikoloz Basilashvili.
The Brit won 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to book his round in the third round of the competition.
Murray cut a loud and fired up figure on Centre Court throughout the match, giving everything to keep his hopes of glory alive.
And Otte has now revealed after the match the brilliant words of encouragement his opponent gave him.
“He actually said if I keep on playing like this… he said keep on working like this, keep on playing like this. Then the results will come,” he said.
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“That’s what you’re working for every day at home and on the tournaments, with your team, with your family and everything.
“Just getting so much positive energy for the future, and it’s just huge motivation.”
Otte will now move into the world’s top 150 players for the second time in his career, despite the narrow defeat.
And Murray will be turning his attentions to Friday’s crunch match with Shapovalov, who is one of the dark horses for the competition.
The 34-year-old was delighted after the victory, though slammed Boris Johnson and the UK government for their shambolic offer of a one per cent pay rise.
“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,” Andy Murray said.
“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. They have done an amazing job getting us through the pandemic.”
Murray also revealed it’s been a hard slog to get back into tennis after undergoing a hip operation.
“It has been extremely frustrating,” Murray told the Guardian.
“I never expected that things were going to be easy.
“When I had the operation on the hip I knew it was going to be unbelievably challenging, it just feels that there are a couple of things that have happened this year which have been very unfortunate that have been hard to take but I didn’t expect it to be easy.”
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