After a tough fight, Andy Murray managed to defeat Thanasi Kokkinakis and thus continue his adventure at the Australian Open. Murray is an example of never giving up. He showed how much he loves tennis and how much he wants to continue to be a part of this story.
There are many messages of support and praise for Murray. One of those who congratulated him was Novak Djokovic. "Phenomenal fighting spirit of a great champion! " Djokovic wrote on Twitter
"Really inspirational! Well done, mate."
Stefanos Tsitsipas reacted
The Greek, Stefanos Tsitsipas, reacted to Murray's victory.
The match lasted a long time, but both tennis players showed their qualities and that they wanted to win. Tsitsipas' statements made many laugh. "Well, it is no fun for Andy," Tsitsipas said laughing, as quoted by eurosport.com
"I saw him today before my match and I was thinking to myself 'what is he doing here?!' That’s the nature of it, what can you do?
He started it at a reasonable time, I would say, there is a rule in place, they didn’t break any rules, the match started at 10 o’clock.
Yeah, Kokkinakis made it long; Murray made it long too." Tsitsipas also remembered another match. He thinks this is a great thing. "I think tennis likes this kind of matches because there is a story behind them - there is a great story behind this match and it’s going to be remembered.
I do remember very vividly the match [Marcos] Baghdatis played with [Lleyton] Hewitt, it’s somewhere back inside my mind somewhere.
I do remember this moment, it’s a very magical moment, for sure. Not for the one who loses because it’s painful, and on one side it’s painful, on the other it is pretty good because you don’t have to deal with the jet lag coming back to Europe, which helps."