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Murray’s ‘crazy’ 4am Australian Open finish

‘A bit of a farce,’ says Briton of matches that go past midnight, let alone nearly until dawn

Britain’s Andy Murray rests between games against Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis, in a match that lasted five hours and 45 minutes and ended at 4.05am Friday. (Photo: AFP)

MELBOURNE: Andy Murray said what many were thinking when he barked during his epic five-set victory at the Australian Open: “Why are we playing at 3am?!”

The 35-year-old Briton with a metal hip has made a career of dramatic comebacks, but even for the former world number one this was taking it a bit far.

The three-time Grand Slam champion’s remarkable second-round win over Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis eventually ended at 4.05am on…

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