ANDY MURRAY’S proud mum Judy held back tears after her son’s epic 4am Australian Open comeback against Thanasi Kokkinakis.
The British legend came back from two sets down to defeat Aussie Kokkinakis in Melbourne
Judy Murray held back tears after son Andy’s win
Murray took the match 4-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-5 after five hours and 45 minutes of thrilling action.
The crowd were left on their feet and in particular Murray’s mum Judy looked emotional as she fought back tears.
It marked the longest time the Scot has ever spent on a tennis court.
It was the latest finish he had experienced as a professional, surpassing the 3.02am end that he had in Washington several years back.
Incredibly, the two-time Wimbledon champion found enough resolve and perseverance to keep hitting winners and trading blows with the South Australian well into the small hours of the morning.
It was a terrific encounter with both men giving everything that they could and more than 500 punters remained until the final stages on the Margaret Court Arena to salute these warriors.
Murray said: “I don’t know how I did that. It is unbelievable that I managed to turn it around.
“Thanasi hit his forehand huge, I don’t know how I got through that.
“I played better as the match went on. Yeah, I have a big heart. I have done it before from two sets down.
“I rely on that experience, drive and fight and love of the game and competing and respect for this event and competition.
“That is why I kept going.”
Andy Murray celebrates victory after beating Thanasi KokkinakisRex