Jonathan Overend BBC tennis correspondent
"I've sat through some confusingly dramatic Murray matches over the years, but this one just about tops the lot. The self-belief which enabled him to turn a lost match around was nothing short of amazing. In the very first game he looked a beaten man, slapping returns like he had no chance, and when he starting patting serves into the court, Nieminen wasn't alone in expecting a handshake. But Murray is not a quitter. Even though he could barely move, he somehow still believed he could win. He knew that Nieminen would start choking, which he did, he knew that skill would win the day, which it did. But the pained expression returned near the end to suggest we haven't heard the last of the problem. For the time being, let's just celebrate the win. An amazingly gutsy effort. ."
Long live Jonathan! I love that man, he's so fair-minded.
I expect Andy was still in pain by the end of the match. Muscle spasms don't just vanish without leaving an after-effect. Fortunately he has a day's rest before he's due to play again, but whether physio plus medication will have calmed things down sufficiently by then remains to be seen. Heavy rain is forecast for the next day or two, so that might knock the scheduling out a bit and work to Andy's advantage. I really hope he withdraws though. Clay is just bad news for him at the moment.
Did Lendl really advise Andy to retire after the 1st set?
I just heard it said that his team were encouraging him to pull out, but whether there's any truth in that we probably won't find out.