‘Moments like that are the reasons I’m still playing,’ says Andy Murray

Andy Murray says moments like his Wimbledon victory over Oscar Otte are the reason he still plays tennis.

Murray overcame the German in a marathon match on Centre Court on Wednesday, with the crowd fully invested in what was a thrilling end to the match.

It was only the second Wimbledon singles match Murray has been able to play since losing to Sam Querrey in the 2017 quarterfinals, with him going through a hellish time with injury since.

However, he says that roar from the Centre Court crowd is exactly why he keeps putting himself through the physical demands of playing with a resurfaced hip.

“A lot of what I’m doing now is harder than a lot of the stuff I was doing in my mid-20s,” Andy Murray said.

“Because of the physical issues that I’ve had, it’s tough obviously going out and playing matches of that length when you’ve not had many matches, not had loads of preparation and not played a whole lot of grass court tennis in four years.

“It’s 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?”

“You know, the atmosphere, it was good the whole match but especially the last hour and a half was brilliant and I still enjoy that.”

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