World No 151 beat Arthur Rinderknech in marathon five-setter earlier this week to set up dream tie against ‘huge icon’ and two-time tournament winner Andy Murray
Two-time Wimbledon winner and British fan favourite 安迪·默里 faces a tough challenge on Centre Court on Wednesday as he faces off against Germany’s Oscar Otte, 27, for a place in the third round.
Otte, 排名 151 在世界上, fought an exhausting battle in the first round earlier this week that saw him (eventually) beat fellow qualifier Arthur Rinderknech on Tuesday after their match was suspended at 9-9 in the fifth set late on Monday evening due to fading light, his belated win only the second deciding tie-break in All England Club history.
The injury-hit Murray meanwhile sailed to a comparatively breezy four-set win over Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili, emerging unscathed following pre-tournament concerns about his fitness.
“He’s just a huge icon in the sport. It will be a pretty big match,” Otte told Sky News of his illustrious opponent. “The crowd probably won’t be on my side, 但这对我来说没问题, 当然. 我有我的教练, 我的女朋友, 我认为这已经足够了, 但我们会看到.
“每个人都知道他是有史以来最好的网球运动员之一, 当他开始控制自己的身体时, 我想每个人都知道他仍然可以击败顶级球员，并在锦标赛中走得更远。”
Born in Cologne on 16 七月 1993, Otte’s father Rolf is a dentist who first began to teach him tennis aged just six.
The player turned pro in 2011 and won his first ATP Challenger Tour doubles title at the Garden Open in Rome in 2017, partnering Andreas Mies, before making his Grand Slam debut at the following year’s French Open.
Otte says he favours clay courts, cites 罗杰·费德勒 as his idol and is known for his towering stature and two-handed backhand.
He is also a football fan, supporting FC Koln and Bayern Munich, so will no doubt be keen to avenge his nation’s defeat to England at Wembley 星期二, which saw Joachim Low’s men crash out of Euro 2020 without reaching the quarter-finals.