Andy Murray qualified for the second round of the 2022 Australian Open thanks to a stunning five-set win against Nikoloz Basilashvili, 6-1 3-6 6-4 6 (4) -7 6-4. The Scot suffered an opponent in excellent form, but showed, under pressure, a good physical and mental condition.
Moreover, in a bottom half with many supporting actors and few protagonists, there could be big surprises.
Daniil Medvedev gives absolutely no discounts to Henri Laaksonen.
Murray magic ✨@andy_murray outlasts Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 after nearly four hours of tennis!
After the opening game lost in service, the Russian becomes a fury and literally dominates the set (6-1), not conceding anything. In the second, the Swiss played openly and only gave up the serve once, in the fifth game: the advantage was enough for the world number 2 to win the partial 6-4.
In the third there is a need for a tie-break, which does not scare and frightens the 25-year-old from Moscow, who is good at not allowing his opponent to prolong the match. Wins also for Roberto Bautista and Jannik Sinner.