Australian Open: Record-breaking Murray beats Cokinas late into the night – Tennis

(ANSA) – ROME, Jan. 19 – Andy Murray has a record-breaking win at the Australian Open. The British, former world number one, in five hours and 45 minutes, at four in the morning, completed the eleventh comeback from behind two sets in his career with a 4-6, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) victory. 6-3 7-5 Tancy Kokkinakis, who was leading 5-2 in the third set.

A very long match that kept the Australian Open crowd glued to the Margaret Court Arena until well after 4am. An extraordinary test of the 35-year-old’s physical and mental strength. Success followed in the first round over Matteo Berrettini in a fifth set tie breaker. Down two sets, the Briton first managed to get the match back on its feet and then close it by making the most of experience and strong nerves to win the longest match of his career and continue to amaze everyone after hip operations. In the next round, Murray will face Roberto Bautista Agut (ANSA).

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