Struggling to close out qualifier Vincent Millot, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray had one of the most remarkable finishes to a match not just in his history but also in recent memory.
Murray, who dominated the Frenchman early, led by two sets but found himself down 51 and having to fight off set points in the third. That’s when the Scot turned on his game remarkably winning 23 straight points to close out the match 62, 62, 75.
Murray admitted he didn’t even realize the streak he was on until some shouted from the Rod Laver Arena stands.
“I would say that’s probably the most I’d ever won in my career by far,” Murray said. “I mean, it’s very difficult to do. I don’t really know how I did it. But, yeah, I didn’t realize until I went to serve for the match.
“It’s not easy to do either,” he added. “Good way to finish the match.”
Murray, a 3-time Australian Open finalist, moves on to play Feliciano Lopez in the third round on Saturday.
You Might Like:
From Match Point Down, Troicki Turns Trick for ATP Sydney Title
Juan Martin Del Potro Targets A Grand Slam Title This Year
Lucky Victoria Azarenka Hits 60 Errors But Still Wins
Cilic Avoids Colossal Collapse, Keeps Composure to Reach First Slam SF
Murray Dominates Isner In Vienna; Ferrer, Karlovic Save Match Points