The former World and British number one Andy Murray has made it through to the third round of the Australian Open after a thrilling second round clash ended in a win for the Scotsman. Murray faced Thanasi Kokkinakis and dramatically won three sets to two.
Murray came from two sets down to defy the odds in a game that went on until 4am in the morning Australian time. It also turned out to be the longest match of his career to date and he said afterwards: “It was unbelievable that I managed to turn that around. Thanasi was playing, serving unbelievable and hitting his forehand huge, I don’t know how I managed to get through it. I did start playing better as the match went on and yeah, I have a big heart.”
Here is all you need to know ahead of Andy Murray’s next match...
When is Andy Murray’s next match?
Andy Murray will play on Saturday 21 January 2023. It is scheduled to begin at 7pm local time - 8am GMT. Although the exact start time depends on when the match prior finishes.
Who is Andy Murray’s opponent?
Murray is set to play Roberto Bautista Agut. The Spaniard’s highest ever rank in the sport was 9. He is currently ranked 25 in singles.
Bautista Agut, who is 34-years-old, saw off Portuguese Joao Sousa in the first round after beating him three sets to nil. He then took on American Brandon Holt in the second round and, like Murray, turned the match around after falling two sets down.
Murray and played Bautista Agut six times in the past. He won the first three against him in 2014 at Wimbledon, 2016 in Munich and 2016 in China. However, he has lost the last three in 2019 in Australia and twice this year in Doha and Basel respectively.
How to watch Andy Murray’s next match?
Eurosports’ Discovery+ has all the action from Melbourne Park and viewers can sign up for an account from £6.99/month or £59.99/year. Discovery+ is now also available for Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers at no extra cost.
Sky TV customers already enjoying the 12-months’ discovery+ Entertainment pass will now be able to access the discovery+ Entertainment and Sport service on an ongoing basis as part of their Sky TV package. Those customers will be automatically upgraded. Go to the Sky TV website to find out more on how to aquire a subscription.
Who else is still in the Australian Open?
Andy Murray is now one of three Britons who made it through to the third round of the Australian Open. He joins Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans in the next stage. Norrie, seeded 11th ,beat France’s Constant Lestienne last time out in three sets while Evans defeated France’s Jeremy Chardy. Emma Raducanu, however, is out after she lost lost 6-3 7-6 in her second round match against seventh seed Coco Gauff.
Meanwhile, Jack Draper faced Rafael Nadal in his first round match and, despite a second set comeback, lost 7-5 2-6 7-4 6-1.