That appeared to rally Murray as he continued to rev up the crowd with his trademark fist pumps and he eventually forced through a deciding set.
With momentum and the crowd support behind him once again at Centre Court, Murray seemed unbeatable.
Question marks over his fitness levels soon dissipated as he raised his game just enough to see off the challenge from Otte in a memorable night at Wimbledon.
He may not be at the same level he was back in 2016 when he lifted his second Wimbledon title.
But it’s clear the 34-year-old has exactly the same passion and desire to compete at the highest level.
And, in reaching the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2017, Murray will only build in confidence and believe that he still very much belongs on the main stage.