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Murray wins five-set thriller on return to Australian Open

Agence France-Presse
Murray wins five-set thriller on return to Australian Open
Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after beating Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili in their men's singles match on day two of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 18, 2022.
William West / AFP

MELBOURNE – Andy Murray won a five-set thriller against 21st seed Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Australian Open on Tuesday as he returned to Melbourne Park for the first time in three years as a wildcard.

The three-time Grand Slam winner, playing with a metal hip after surgery in 2019, downed the big-hitting Georgian 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in 3r 52 min.

Murray had tremendous crowd support to dig deep in the fifth set to claim a titanic victory.

ANDY MURRAY

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

TENNIS

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