Everyone's breathing a big sigh of relief after Andy Murray survives another scare in epic five-set French Open match

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Andy Murray isn't making it easy for himself in the French Open. It was another five-set match as he finally defeated Frenchman Mathias Bourgue 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

We'd only just recovered from the first round where Murray came back from two sets down to beat Radek Stepanek, and in the second, the world number 164 wasn't going down without a fight either.

(Christophe Ena/AP) Britain's Andy Murray returns in his second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against FranceÂ's Mathias Bourgue at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France
(Christophe Ena/AP)

After a good start of 6-2 and 2-0 up, the Scotsman proceeded to lose 24 of the next 27 points and eight games in a row - and found himself two sets to one down.

Staring at the worst defeat of his career, the world number two did what he invariably does in such situations and found a way back. Much to everyone's delight and relief.

For three-and-a-half hours, it was a tense and exhausting afternoon we were so not prepared for.

Tennis fans were really impressed with Bourgue who, despite being relatively unknown, forced Murray to produce his finest tennis.

 (Alastair Grant/AP)
(Alastair Grant/AP)

Andy Murray is congratulated by FranceÂ's Mathias Bourgue after winning the in his second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France (Alastair Grant/AP)
(Alastair Grant/AP)

Let's have a nice three set victory in the next round please Murray.