Etcheverry beat Murray and is in the second round
The Argentine achieved an unforgettable victory 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2 and continues in the Australian Open.
Tomás Etcheverry (30th in the world ranking) was present in the first round of the Australian Open 2024in the best way: he defeated without problems Andy Murray (44°), nothing more and nothing less, por 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2, in two hours and 22 minutes of play. However, the post-match spotlight was on the Scot, who left a strong statement.
In a press conference, Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, double Olympic gold medalist and former world number one, said: “I am disappointed, things have not gone well and I was apathetic throughout. People tried to lift my spirits, to pull me along, but it was impossible. I don’t understand why I played so badly because I had been training very well for ten days.“.
Then, the phrase that resonated throughout the world was given: “There is a possibility that this was my last game here, it is very likely. I have had totally opposite feelings from last year in this tournament, it is very difficult to finish like this. It is very difficult to admit that you will never be at your best again.“.
“I won’t win many matches if I continue playing like I did today, but I also know that I can play good tennis if I’m like the last few weeks.“, he elaborated.
However, he then put cold clothes on the situation: “This meeting doesn’t give me any hope that I can do important things again in the future. I have not yet made any final decision regarding my withdrawal., I need to think about it. I have talked about this several times with my family and my team, they know how I feel“.
Etcheverry, for his part, will face Gael Monfils in the second round. All the activity of the Australian Open, exclusively on ESPN and STAR+.
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