Australian Open: Murray annihilates Berrettini with an extraordinary passing shot

British 3-time Grand Slam champion shows his pride and his class, winning an epic and exciting challenge


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Australian Open: Murray annihilates Berrettini with an extraordinary passing shot

Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini find themselves playing a wonderful first round at the Australian Open 2023. Even when the match seems to lean in the direction of the Italian tennis player, the British 3-time Grand Slam champion shows his pride and his class, winning an epic and exciting challenge.

Berrettini, who is facing an extraordinarily orderly and lucid opponent, breaks the balance in the moment of maximum difficulty, also thanks to Murray, who drops slightly in intensity, but above all survives a very complicated fourth set without break points which needless to say he resolves in the jeu decif.

At the threshold of four and ten hours of play, called to win the second game of his career by recovering a two set disadvantage, Berrettini wasted a match point in a rather coarse way in the tenth game. The super tie break rightly rewards Murray.

It ends in an incredible way for the Italian tennis player, with Murray who on the first match point after the return gives a touch to the tape with a blocked forehand. He finishes 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-7 (5) 7-6 (6). Here is the best point of the challenge, won by Murray, who mocks Berrettino with a simply extraordinary passing shot, coming out of a very tough rally: