Australian Open tennis: Tired Murray has energy to blast officials after late night finish

Australian Open tennis: Tired Murray has the energy to blast officials after late night finish, An exhausted Andy Murray still had enough left in the tank to blast tennis officers after a grand five-set comeback alternate round palm at the Australian Open finished after 4 a.m. on Friday( 1700 GMT on Thursday), well beyond the usual Grand Slam night madness.

As suckers trudged home for many hours of sleep or headed directly to work after watching Murray carry a grand fightback, rallying from two sets and 2- 5 down to beat home stopgap Thanasi Kokkinakis 4- 6 6- 7( 4) 7- 6( 5) 6- 3 7- 5, the fired-up Scot tore into tennis officers, labeling them” discourteous.”

Murray said he admired the rules but criticized having to play until 3 or 4 a.m.” and you are not allowed to go and take a piss.”

” It’s a joke, it’s a joke. You know it as well.”

” It’s discourteous to you, discourteous to the ball children, discourteous to the players and we aren’t allowed to go to the restroom.

” Ridiculous!”

The Australian Open routinely has matches run into the early morning but former Grand Slam champion turned judge John McEnroe said the Melbourne night madness on this occasion crossed over into insanity and called on officers to apply rules so it noway happens again.

” I’m stupefied in unbelief that they were still playing at that hour,” McEnroe told Eurosport.” For starters, it was insane that matches at that position are played from 4 to 430a.m. in the morning.”

still, Australian Open event director Craig Tiley said there was no need to change the schedule at this point.

” We’ll always look at it when we do the( event) debrief– like we do every time,” Tiley told the’ moment Show’ on Channel Nine.

” But at this point, at what it is, we have got to fit those matches in the 14 days, so you do not have numerous options.

” It was a grand match and when you record a match like that just ahead 10 p.m. in the evening before, you are not awaiting it to go near to six hours.”

Tiley refocused out that several hours had been lost due to detainments caused by extreme heat and stop-start rain this week.

” There are so numerous variables. you do not frequently get those conditions in such a short period of time so we have had three late nights with scheduling trying to catch up with matches,” Tiley added.

utmost elite sports don’t hold their biggest events into the atomic hours of the morning after utmost suckers have gone to bed.

McEnroe noted that the World Cup, Super Bowl, or NBA Tests aren’t played at similar odd hours, although the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, which don’t have shootouts, have had games decided in the early morning.

McEnroe also said the late finish and energy used by Murray during the five hours, 45 nanosecond struggle will put the 35- time-old at a competitive disadvantage as he tries to recover for his third-round clash with Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, who also demanded five sets to see off American Brandon Holt.

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