Andy Murray reached the third round of the French Open with an ultimately-comfortable 1-6 6-4 6-1 6-2 victory over Jarkko Nieminen on day five at Roland Garros.
But the scoreline doesn't tell the story of his victory, in a match where it looked for all the world as if he would not be able to continue.
Eurosport's Virginia Wade, commenting on the match, branded Murray a "drama queen". Murray has responded, expressing his "disappointment" at her assessment.
The world number four, a semi-finalist last year, needed treatment on his back from early in the first set, by which time he had already slumped to a 4-0 deficit. He called the trainer three times during the match.
"I have tremendous sympathy that his back is bad," said Wade, "but I have more sympathy for the other guy as, honestly, you cannot play against someone who is being a drama queen."
By the time Murray served in game six, he was scarcely putting anything into the start of points, simply patting the ball into play for his Finnish opponent to pounce on.
Clearly, it's a significant and long-standing issue - he missed the Masters tournament in Madrid citing back problems, and given the way he and coach Ivan Lendl exchanged worried glances in the first set, it was no surprise to him that he was struggling.
"To me that's quite disappointing, to be honest," Murray said of Wade's comments. "I know how I felt on the court. I know how bad it was.
"And then you have people like that who always have to come out and say something controversial when, really, they should be supportive or maybe ask me a question first before commenting on it.
"I've known her since I was a really young kid. She used to do coaching stuff with my mum since I was a really young child. She has no idea what I was feeling on the court. She doesn't know what was happening 20 minutes before I went out on to the court, what I was feeling, what I was doing.
"It is lonely (on court) but before the match I was there with the guys, talking about what I should do, and then, when I was out on the court, especially the first few sets, I wasn't looking up at anyone or engaging with anything they were saying at all, because I was just so down about how I was feeling.
"And I don't really see what the point would be in play-acting, going down 6-1, 4-2. I don't really see what the point would be in putting yourself in a position where you're about to lose, and stop the match, and then somehow manage to turn it around."
Murray indeed hung on in, often drop-shotting his way out of long rallies, and hoping he could get the match to turn his way.
From 1-6 2-4 down, he stemmed the tide in astonishing fashion, as Nieminen blew a chance to beat an opponent far from his best.
By the end of the match, Murray's serve had returned to somewhere near normal, although his movement, normally a hallmark of his game, was far from fluid.
Murray is through to round three in Paris, then, but at what cost?
Clay court specialist Santiago Giraldo is Murray's next opponent, a player likely to be less accommodating than Nieminen if the Brit shows any weakness.
Was Murray brave to play through the pain and keep his tournament hopes alive?
Did he make too much of his injury and was Wade right to call him a 'drama queen'?
Or was he foolish to risk aggravating a long-term injury with Wimbledon and the Olympic Games around the corner?
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