After his incredible comeback victory, Andy Murray didn't hold back in calling out the Australian Open for their scheduling in the tournament.
In the early hours in Australia, Andy Murray came back from two sets down to defeat Thanasi Kokkinakis 4-6 6-7 (4) 7-6 (5) 6-3 7-5 and continue his inspiring journey from injury.
However, speaking after his win, the 35-year-old was furious with the tournament's scheduling of matches, with Andy Murray and Thanasi Kokkinakis starting their match at 20.00 Australian time, and their fifth set starting at three a.m.
There was also the issue of toilet breaks, as Murray made his feelings clear to the umpire at one stage of the match as to why he couldn't use the facilities.
I mean, do you know something, I respect the rules. But, it’s so disrespectful that the tournament has us out here until f***ing three or four o’clock in the morning and you are not allowed to go and take a p***. It’s a joke, it’s a joke. You know it as well.
It’s disrespectful to you, disrespectful to the ball children, disrespectful to the players and we are not allowed to go to the toilet. Ridiculous!
How on earth can the winner of this match do themselves justice in the next match?"
Andy Murray Digs Deep For Victory
Despite playing at crazy hours of the night with only one toilet break, Andy Murray came back from the dead to deliver a classic victory to advance to the third round.
After some great tennis from Kokkinakis, it looked like it was a step too far for Murray. However, he produced some incredible moments from the third set onwards.
This included one of the bests rallys you'll ever see in the third set, with Murray somehow braking Kokkinakis' serve, and changing the momentum of the match as he won the third set, despite the Australian 5-3 up at one stage.
Andy Murray’s career explained in a single point. Oh my goodness! pic.twitter.com/F3QvMz3pY9
— Gaspar Ribeiro Lança (@gasparlanca) January 19, 2023
After Murray won the fourth set 6-3, he once again dug deep in crucial moments to win the fifth and deciding set 7-5 and claim a memorable five hour win.