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Andy Murray needed a cuddle with the trainer to get the better of Andreas Seppi

He faces Ivo Karlovic next after a very controversial win for the Croatian.

Murray won the last six games to fly into the next round.
Murray won the last six games to fly into the next round.
Image: Mike Egerton

Updated 20:47

ANDY MURRAY NEEDED a bit of TLC from the trainer, as he progressed to a last 16 meting with Ivo Karlovic at Wimbledon.

Murray beat 25 seed Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-2 1-6 6-1 to advance to round four, but it wasn’t as straight forward as the scoreline suggests. Murat looked to be cruising at two sets up, but he then conceded the third set, before going as break down early in the fourth set.

However, an injury timeout, and a rubdown from the trainer seemed to regain his focus, as he reeled off six games on the spin to power into the second week.
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Murray will now face Ivo Karlovic in the next round, after he needed all of his fortune to defeat 13 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets.

Karlovic led by two sets to one in the fourth set tie-break, but Tsonga was 7-6 ahead when the controversial incident occurred.

The big-serving 36-year-old, mishit a volley back towards Tsonga, before his racket appeared to connect with the ball for a second time.

Karlovic won that point to save the set, and went on to claim the tie-break, and ultimately the match 11-9.

While it looks clear that Karlovic connected twice with the ball, it can be ruled as accidental, if the umpire deems that it occurred in a single shooting movement.

However, after the match Tsonga says he tried to draw the umpire’s attention to it, who had not seen the incident.

By winning, Karlovic becomes the oldest man to reach the last 16 at the All England Club since Niki Pilic in 1976.

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