Andy Murray is great, isn’t he?
In his second-round match against Thanasi Kokkinakis, the Australian Margaret Court Arena crowd was reminded of the calibre of the Scottish international.
Murray, who was trailing Australia international 2-0 in the third game, had a brilliant performance, running the entire length of the court many times since the serve, and ultimately won the game.
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Murray entered the contest with a thrilling 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-7 victory over Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the first round.
“I felt quite pleased of myself following the game. Over the years, I have rarely felt this way after the conclusion of tennis matches. I was impressed with myself, which is not always… “I’m generally harsh on myself,” Murray stated.
“Yes, I need to give myself credit tonight because the past few years have been challenging. Over the past few years, I have lost several matches of this type at Grand Slam tournaments.
Whether it was (Stefanos) Tsitsipas at the U.S. Open or (John) Isner at Wimbledon, tonight’s match might have gone the other way, but I remained resilient and deserved to win.
Murray trailed Kokkinakis 4-6, 6-7, 7-6 in the second-round match at the time of the most recent report, with the match proceeding to a fourth game.