Andy Murray is proud of the way he battled through his five set thriller in sweltering conditions against Adrian Mannarino at the US Open on Thursday.
The Scot was forced to fight back from two sets down to win the three and a half hour marathon against the big-hitting Argentine.
"I'm proud of the way I fought," the two-time grand slam winner told Sky Sports.
"It was not an easy match to come through at all. He was making it extremely difficult for me. I thought he played some really, really good tennis. He has such an unorthodox game, I didn't really feel that comfortable at many points out there in the match.
"You don't always have the luxury of winning in straight sets. Sometimes you have to fight through."
And fight he did, as Murray turned on the class and powered through the final three sets in under 90 minutes without much resistance.
"When you're not playing your best, you find a way to come through matches like that," he added
"It can give you confidence. You feel a little bit like you're fortunate to still be in the event and you're a bit more relaxed going into the next matches.
"When you've done it in the past, you have the belief that you can come through and do it again. That definitely helped me here today."