London: Third seed Andy Murray on Saturday defeated 25th-seed Andreas Seppi to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Murray stumbled in the third set before closing out a relatively comfortable victory over Seppi.
Murray was broken twice in the third set and again to start the fourth but bounced back to win 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 Saturday on Centre Court. After losing six straight games, he won the last six of the match and closed out the win with an ace.
The 2013 champion will next play Ivo Karlovic of Croatia.
After his win, Murray said he wants to see injury timeouts shortened. His opponent Seppi took a lengthy break that the Briton said affected his play.
Murray lost six straight games after Seppi took a timeout to get treatment on his right leg.
Murray said he cooled down during that break and his shoulder then started hurting when he was serving.
"It was like a 10-15 minute break. I obviously feel like that's too long," Murray said. "Obviously when you do take a break, it does stiffen up. And my serve was pretty bad after that happened."
Murray recovered to win after having his own physio work on his back.
"The physio came on the court and said it was like a machine gun going off when he laid on top of me," Murray said. "Literally my back cracked a lot."
(With inputs from AP)