Andy Murray has cranked up the heat on Monday opponent Richard Gasquet by reminding him of his previous collapses.
Murray and Gasquet have met at a grand slam twice before, and on each occasion the Frenchman has been two sets ahead – only for the Scot to come thundering back and win.
While Murray will not want to go the full distance on what promises to be a scorching day at SW19, with temperatures tipped to exceed 30C, he is relieved to know that he has what it takes to recover perilous positions against Gasquet.
“It’s good to have that in the back of my mind,” said Murray. “That will be a tough thing for him. It’s happened twice in big matches against me. I expect it to be a very difficult match, but the one I played with him here was one of the most memorable.
“It’s up there for the way I came back when I was pretty much out of it. Even if I go behind, I know I can come back.”
If Murray overcomes Gasquet, he will face a quarter-final clash against either Lukas Kubot or Feliciano Lopez, both of whom are unseeded.