I really thought he was done after losing that third set - a lesser player would have crumbled under such circumstances.
Says a lot for him.
He's not gonna go much further though is he?
Retirement must be looming.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, vodka in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
He's just beat a top 30 player in the world in a major, some professionals that is as best as it gets in their career. Retirement looms for everyone it's personal choice when you take it. If he's still making millions and beating top players now and then and enjoying himself he'll go on. If the pain goes up and he no longer enjoys it he'll give up like everyone does eventually
I doubt he'll win another Grand Slam and at 34 he's certainly coming towards the end of his career but whilst Nikoloz Basilashvili won't be the most recognisable name in tennis, he was the 24th seed and Murray beat him fairly comfortably.
He now plays a qualifier in round two which you would think he'll win and then he's into the last 32.
If he could make at least the quarter finals I'd say that would be a good tournament all things considered.
He appears to just enjoy competing and playing tennis, I think he could be around for 2 or 3 more years yet.