Andy Murray has shown that at the age of 34, even after two hip surgeries, he can win five sets at Wimbledon.
The Scot delighted the crowd at the Central Court and qualified for the third round, beating Oscar Otte in the last match of Day 3, winning 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Murray won the title in 2013, giving Britain their first men’s Wimbledon champion in 77 years and again in 2016. But since then, he has suffered from injuries and played in the event for the first time in four years.
The victory over Otte was not a huge feat – the German drew by qualifying, playing in his sixth Grand Slam match and was ranked 151st. But the return tests Murray’s constant strength. He improved to 25-12 in five sets.