Andy Murray beats Thanasi Kokkinakis to win another five-set epic after 4am at Australian Open

2023 01 AU Open R5 5813

One of the comebacks of the remarkable career of Andy Murray, this truly defied belief. After five hours and 45 minutes, at 4.05am in the morning, this astonishing physical warrior somehow completed an unlikely recovery from two sets down to reach the third round of the Australian Open.In his rollercoaster 18-year career, there has never been anything quite like this. At the age of 35 with a metal hip, Murray summoned every bit of his trademark fighting spirit to prevail 4-6, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 7-5 against the big-hitting Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, nine years his junior.