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Wimbledon: Jack Draper seals progress after five-set marathon against Elias Ymer

Jack Draper stepped into Andy Murray's shoes at Wimbledon and immediately became embroiled in one of the Scot's trademark late-night five-set marathons.

The new British number one's match with Elias Ymer was upgraded to Centre Court following two-time champion Murray's withdrawal from the singles.

Yet with the roof shutting and the clock clicking past 9pm, it could have easily been Murray serving up the late-night drama.

Draper had recovered from dropping the first set against the Swedish qualifier to lead 2-1.

But lapses in concentration allowed Ymer, ranked a lowly 205 in the world, to bring the match level with Draper angrily hitting his racket against the ground.

But Draper gathered himself, regained his composure and eventually came through 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3 in three hours and 18 minutes.

It was a memorable way to secure a first win on Centre Court, and Draper told the crowd: "I really enjoyed it. You probably wanted Andy out here but you were stuck with me instead."

Two weeks ago Draper overtook Cameron Norrie — whom he will face in the second round on Thursday — as Britain's top-ranked male.

"What an honour, honestly, with all the number ones who came before me," he added. "Tim (Henman), Andy, Cam. But I wouldn't be here without Andy. What a competitor, what a champion. Thank you very much."

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