Andy Murray boosted by critics and compatriots as he faces Fabio Fognini

• World No1 is one of four British players in Wimbledon third round
• Murray admits being written off has given him extra motivation

Andy Murray is used to making tennis history. On Friday, however, he has the company of three compatriots in the third round, an experience that ought to be taken for granted but, sadly, as he pointed out, is still regarded as a novelty.

And, in all of his 41 slams, the only British player to finish ahead of Murray is Johanna Konta, who went out in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open this year to the eventual champion, Serena Williams, after Mischa Zverev had put the Scot away in the fourth round.

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