British tennis player Andy Murray does not give up after losing two sets in the second round of the Australian Open.
35-year-old Sir Andy Murray defeated local favorite Thanasi Kokkinakis in five sets, 4-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-5.
The match lasted 5 hours and 45 minutes. It was the longest fight in the career of the Briton.
It was also the second-longest match in the history of the Australian Open. The final between Nadal and Djokovic in 2012 remains in first place.
Andy had 102 winners and 37 aces. The Australian also deserves praise: Kokkinakis made 39 winners in three sets and was serving for the match. However, defeating Andy was not so easy.
The battle ended at 4:05 AM local time. The fans remained in the stands until this time and cheered the players with all their enthusiasm.
It should be noted that Murray had to test his physical and mental strength in the first round as well. There he also had a five-set match against Matteo Berrettini.
In addition to all this, Andy Murray set a new record: he has now the most comebacks after losing two sets (11).
We have to mention the rally won by Andy in the fourth game of the third set, which does not make sense to convey in words, and it is better to see here:
ANDY. MURRAY. 🤯— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 19, 2023
Madness in Melbourne!@andy_murray • @wwos • @espn • @eurosport • @wowowtennis • #AusOpen • #AO2023 pic.twitter.com/NaHx1FkJnu
This is the first time since 2017 that Murray will compete in the third round of the Australian Open. His opponent will be Roberto Bautista Agut.