Andy Murray knows his temper can get him in trouble at the French Open
Murray came back from a break down to force a first-set tie-break against the Slovakian player but still found himself 1-0 down.
The Scot's frustration was visible and at times audible for everyone on Suzanne Lenglen and watching at home on ITV 4, who had to apologise for some of the language the world No1 was producing.
However, it appeared to gee him into action as he won the next three sets to book a place in the third round after a match that entertained the French crowd, although they would have preferred a fifth set.
"I obviously didn't want the fifth but at the end there were some entertaining points," Murray said.
Andy Murray was pushed to his limit in the French Open second round
"We were playing some good tennis and there was a great atmosphere. This court is always fantastic.
"They have great fans here.
"Tennis is a big sport here in France and they're very knowledgable about the game so they appreciate good tennis.
"They don't like it when we behave badly – which is good!
Martin Klizan's big left-handed forehand gave Andy Murray plenty of problems
"I try to behave as well as I can."
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It looked in the fourth set as though the crowd would get their wish when Murray went a break down.
However, Klizan's death-or-glory tactics came a cropper and gave the 2016 French Open finalist too many opportunities on his serve and he levelled the set soon after, eventually forcing the match's second tie-break.
Murray emerged the victor in convincing style, his passionate celebration an indication both of his struggles on clay in 2017 and the talents of his opponent.
"I expected it to be very tough because he goes for huge shots," Murray added.
"With his forehand he can hit huge winners from anywhere on the court so sometimes you think you've hit a good shot and he comes up with unbelievable power from defensive positions.
"I tried to play a solid match and as it went on I was able to hit the ball a little bit deeper and dictate more of the points but when he's controlling with his forehand it's difficult."
Murray will now face Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, who grabbed headlines on Thursday after his opponent Nicolas Almagro retired with the score at one set all.
The Spaniard was distraught, sobbing on the clay, but Del Potro was one of the first to help him to his feet and sat with him afterwards, consoling him.
But Murray, who beat the world No30 in Rio last summer to claim Olympic gold, believes Del Potro will pose him a serious challenge.
"Juan Martin, in my opinion, plays better than his ranking," Murray said.
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Juan Martin del Potro has earned legions of new fans after comforting his tearful opponent Nicolas Almagro when the Spaniard had to withdraw from the French Open due to injury
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"He's come back from some injuries and had a lot of tough draws this year.
"He's played I think Novak [Djokovic] a couple of times and played a lot of top 10 players early in tournaments.
"He's playing well this year and it'll be a tough match."