“Metal Hip Just Defies Belief”: Tennis World Flabbergasted Following Andy Murray’s Heroic Win at Wimbledon Championships 2021 R2

Published 06/30/2021, 6:01 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his first round match against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili REUTERS/Paul Childs

After managing to get the opening-round victory against Nikoloz Basilashvili, Andy Murray was once again on the Center Court at Wimbledon, where he faced German contender Oscar Otte in the second round.


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Barring that brief dip in form in the third set against Basilashvili, Murray did extremely well for a player who had a dual hip surgery and hasn’t played much tennis on the big stage this year.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray in action during his second round match against Germany’s Oscar Otte REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Playing against Otte for the first time, the two-time Wimbledon Champion displayed absolute dominance in the first set as he moved freely and dictated points from the baseline. On the other hand, the German tried too hard to confuse Murray as he committed a lot of unforced errors due to this.

After taking out the opening set, Murray struggled to keep up with the pace from Otte and lost the next two sets. But, the Brit bounced back in the fourth set in an emphatic fashion, thanks to the crowd who were behind Murray all the time.

In the deciding fifth set, Murray rose to quick fire lead of 3-0 and became unstoppable for Otte as the former clinched the victory to move to the third round, where he faces Denis Shapovalov.

Twitter erupted as Andy Murray registered a remarkable victory at Wimbledon

This victory from Andy Murray evoked some great reactions from the center court crowd as well as from former players and fans on twitter.

Former player and coach Darren Cahiil tweeted, “Time for a drink Muzza fans…get something strong. You’ve earned it. He’s priceless. Well done to both fella’s”

Murray’s compatriot Heather Watson, also tweeted as soon as the match got over.

Former world number one, Kim Clijsters, who is an active follower of slams and tour matches, also responded to that amazing victory by Andy Murray. She responded to Watson’s tweet and wrote, “Amazing”

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza also responded to Murray’s victory and mentioned that the entire tennis world missed his fighting spirit.

In other good news for fans of the Brit, it’s confirmed that he will rise to 101st in the ATP men’s singles rankings after two emphatic victories at Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Some elated fans also responded to Murray’s dominance on Center Court once again.

It’s incredible to witness a 34-year old athlete bouncing back from two sets to one down after not playing enough competitive matches in a year.

After the match, Murray also identified a few fans who were amazing throughout the contest and gave them his wrist bands and towel.

Even though the pressure will be high on Andy Murray when he faces Denis Shapovalov on Friday, the two-time Wimbledon Champion is expected to build up on his momentum from the first two matches at SW19.

Another enthralling night on Center Court courtesy of an extraordinary athlete. I always say never rule Andy Murray out but this from a 34-year old with a metal hip just defies belief”, tweeted journalist Stuart Fraser.

An incredible fight from Oscar Otte till the end was widely appreciated by the Center Court fans as they gave a standing ovation to the German.

On back-to-back matches, Murray sent the Wimbledon fans into a frenzy through his unbelievable comebacks. The contest against Shapovalov will be more enthralling than anticipated before.

Talking about the thrilling contest, Andy Murray assured fans that he was feeling good on-court and was ready to face upcoming challenges at Wimbledon.

I’m obviously tired and I fell over a couple of times. Pretty slick courts but considering everything I feel alright. Hip feels good. I get a rest day tomorrow and hopefully come out on Friday and play in another atmosphere like this and perform well”

The last leg of Andy Murray’s professional career is turning out to be one of the most memorable comebacks by an athlete. With sheer dedication and passion, the Brit defied odds and continues to grow stronger to achieve greatness.


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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.