Tennis: Andy Murray says Mikhail Youzhny gave him a tough test at Wimbledon

Last Updated: 02/07/13 9:26am

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Andy Murray: Had to work hard to overcome Mikhail Youzhny

Andy Murray: Had to work hard to overcome Mikhail Youzhny

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Andy Murray was pleased with the way he dealt with adversity during his fourth round victory over Mikhail Youzhny at Wimbledon.

Murray eventually prevailed in straight sets but was made to work hard by the Russian, who served for the second set and also had the upper hand in the subsequent tie-break before the Brit fought back.

Murray eventually prevailed 6-4 7-6 6-1 and said: "It was a tough match, the first couple of sets especially.

"He also had a couple of chances at the start of the third set as well but, once I got ahead in the third, I concentrated very hard not to let him back in, like I did in the second set.

"I just managed to turn the second set around in the breaker at the right moment. I came up with some good shots from 4-2 down."

No concerns over back

Murray clutched at his side on a couple of occasions during the match, a potentially worrying sign considering he had to miss the French Open with a back problem.

But he added: "There's no cause for concern, my back is what it is. It feels way, way better than it was a few weeks ago.

"There's a few times on the court where you feel things. You just have to find a way of managing those issues and getting through them because a lot of guys have had problems, during this slam especially.

"A lot of guys have had trainers on court and whatnot, everyone's got little niggles. You just have to manage them and get through it.

"Now that I'm playing, there's no chance I would stop unless I couldn't hold the racket."

No guarantees

Murray appears to have a great chance of reaching the final as he will next face the unseeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, before a potential semi against Jerzy Janowicz or Lukasz Kubot.

But he added: "I don't expect to come into these sort of events to win them, there's no guarantees.

"I've only won one (major). I'll just keep trying hard to keep winning, it gets harder as the tournament goes on.

"Serena Williams lost today, she doesn't lose particularly often. Roger (Federer) lost and Rafa (Nadal) lost. All these guys and girls are better players than me and have achieved a lot more than me so, if they can lose, so can I."

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