WATCH: Andy Murray reveals his mid-match tonic – a shower and a number one
How do you pick yourself up after suffering a third-set meltdown in the opening round at Wimbledon? Well, if you are Andy Murray then you take a shower and a toilet break.
Playing in his first singles match at Wimbledon since 2017, the three-time Grand Slam winner looked set for a straightforward three-set win as he found himself leading 6-4, 6-3, 5-0. Things, though, went pear shaped as he lost seven games in a row to drop the third set.
There was a break between the third and fourth set as the roof on Centre Court was closed and that gave him a chance to regain his composure and he eventually won 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
During his post-match interview he explained what he did during the break.
“It’s amazing to be back out here playing on Centre Court, it’s such a brilliant atmosphere and playing in front of the fans is something I have missed since coming back the last eight, nine months,” he said.
“It was an amazing reception when I came out, great atmosphere for the whole match. Thanks for that.
“I did well to win the fourth set in the end because that was mentally not easy going back to the locker room after losing that third.”
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He added: “I went and had a shower. I went to the toilet. It was just a number one.
“It was just really disappointing I’d lost the third. I had to remember what I was doing to get into the winning position. I think I served better in the fourth and managed to turn it back around.”
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