A jubilant Andy Murray praised the Centre Court crowd for getting him over the line as he produced another Houdini effort at Wimbledon last night.

The Scot came from two sets to one down to beat Oscar Otte, a German qualifier ranked No 151, finishing things off with two of the best lobs he could muster to reach the third round.

“I enjoyed the end of it,” he said. “The middle part not so much.

“What an atmosphere to play in at the end. The whole crowd was amazing but there were a few guys in there who were really getting me fired up.

“I needed everybody’s help tonight and they did a great job. I hit some great shots at the end to finish it, but it was a tough match.”

Murray said the break at 2-2 in the fourth set – when the roof was closed due to darkness – had done the trick.

“I needed to do something different,” Murray said. “I started going for my shots more, started dictating more of the points.

“I was being a little bit negative. Because of the lack of matches, in the important moments I didn’t make the right decisions a lot of the time but I think I played the right way the last couple of sets.

“The first set and a half was really good, there’s just bits in the middle I’d like to change.”

Murray said he would now try to get himself ready for his third-round clash against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov.

“I am obviously tired and I fell over a couple of times but I think considering everything I feel alright, hips feel good,” he said.

“I get a rest day tomorrow and hopefully come out on Friday and play in another atmosphere like this and hopefully perform well.”