Andy Murray progressed to week two and the fourth round of Wimbledon 2012 on Saturday night following a hard-fought win over Marcos Baghdatis.
Murray progressed to the last 16 at the All-England Club on Saturday night, much to the delight of the home crowd. The Brit had to withstand a tricky three sets against Baghdatis, and seemed to be in trouble at 7-5 3-6 5-5. But a break of serve at the end of the third set took Murray to 7-5, and from that point on, Baghdatis'defence crumbled.
In the knowledge that he would need to finish off the set quickly to avoid finishing the match on Monday, Murray started to take the game to the Cypriot. At this point, Baghdatis looked tired, and Murray pressed home his advantage. Murray raced away to a 4-1 lead, and broke Baghdatis again at 10:59pm.
Wimbledon rules dictate that play should finish at 11pm local time, although allowances are allowed for games to be finished. By breaking Baghdatis' serve just in time, Murray was allowed to serve out the match.
At this stage, Baghdatis seemed resigned to his fate, and Murray wasted little time in clinching a win, and sparking an eruption from the fans in Centre Court.
Speaking afterwards, Murray admitted: "I was under the impression I was stopping at 11 [23:00 BST] regardless of what the score was - even if it was in the middle of a game.
"I am obviously glad I managed to get the finish. The atmosphere at the end was excellent."