Monday, 23 May, 2022
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‘Proud’ Murray wins five-set epic

Andy Murray said that the injury hell which nearly forced him into retirement now seemed worth all the pain after battling to his first win at the Australian Open since 2017 on Tuesday.

The three-time Grand Slam champion heroically emerged victorious from five epic sets against 21st seed Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Murray wrestled with the big-hitting Georgian for almost four hours before claiming his place in the second round, where he will face Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel.