Andy Murray ripped fellow British tennis participant Liam Broady as “a clown” after the 2 disagreed with their views on Mirra Andreeva´s gorgeous Australian Open comeback.
Andreeva, 16, created one of the crucial spectacular comebacks at this yr´s Australian Open after recovering from 1-5 down within the third set to beat Diane Parry 1-6 6-1 7-6 (5) and attain the round-of-16 in her debut at Melbourne Park. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion and a five-time Australian Open finalist, was following Andreeva´s match on TV.
After Andreeva´s gorgeous comeback, former world No. 1 Murray took to X, the place he hit again on the commentator who was blaming Andreeva “unhealthy psychological energy” for falling 1-5 down within the decider. In his message, Murray underlined that such a comeback wouldn’t have been attainable if Andreeva wasn´t a mentally robust participant within the first place.
“Andreeva down 5-1 in third. Commentator ‘she actually must work on psychological aspect of her recreation… She’s too arduous on herself when she’s dropping’. half-hour later 7-6 Andreeva wins. Possibly the rationale she turned the match spherical is due to her psychological energy. Possibly she turned the match round as a result of she is difficult on herself and calls for extra of herself when she’s dropping/taking part in badly? Winner,” Murray wrote on X.
Andreeva down 5-1 in third. Commentator “she actually must work on psychological aspect of her recreation.. she’s too arduous on herself when she’s dropping”
half-hour later 7-6 Andreeva wins.
Possibly the rationale she turned the match spherical is due to her psychological energy. Possibly she turned the…
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) January 19, 2024
Murray calls Broady ´a clown´
Broady, ranked at No. 98 on the earth, argued Murray´s perspective, suggesting that the three-time Grand Slam champion ought to have used “psychological composure” as a substitute of “psychological energy” to correctly describe Andreeva´s comeback.
“Psychological energy is the mistaken phrase. To return from 5-1 down within the third in a Slam at her age is nice psychological energy. However maybe if she had larger psychological composure she wouldn’t have gone 5-1 down within the third within the first place?” Broady´s response learn.
Reacting to Broady´s response, Murray was fairly blunt: “I don’t perceive your tweet. You stated psychological energy is the mistaken phrase after which within the subsequent sentence say coming from 5-1 down is nice psychological energy. Liam Broady the strolling contradiction. (clown emoji).”
I don’t perceive your tweet. You stated psychological energy is the mistaken phrase after which within the subsequent sentence say coming from 5-1 down is nice psychological energy. Liam Broady the strolling contradiction. 🤡
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) January 19, 2024
Andreeva plans to border Murray´s X publish
Andreeva acquired off to a really gradual begin to the match, struggling back-to-back and falling 0-5 down early within the match. Andreeva managed to lastly get on the board after serving out the sixth recreation, but it surely didn´t change a lot relating to the result of the primary set Parry served out for the opener within the seventh recreation.
By means of the opening two video games of the second set, Andreeva and Parry had been tied to 1 recreation apiece with out breaks on both aspect. Then, Andreeva quickly improved her stage and received the following 5 video games to clinch the second set in fashion and drive a decider.
Simply when it appeared that the entire momentum was on Andreeva´s aspect, the 16-year-old dropped her service within the second recreation of the third set. Down by an early break, Andreeva had an opportunity to immediately get the break again within the third recreation however she missed out on a break level.
Within the fourth recreation, Andreeva saved a break level however nonetheless discovered herself down by two breaks after Parry broke the Russian within the sixth recreation for a 5-1 lead. Dealing with a loss, Andreeva managed to get one break again within the seventh recreation after which save a match level within the following recreation on her serve to chop the deficit to 3-5.
With Parry serving for the match for the second time, Andreeva managed to get the second break again as nicely earlier than efficiently serving out the next recreation to stage the third set to 5 video games apiece. Within the eleventh recreation, Andreeva earned her third consecutive break to take a 6-5 lead. After successful her fifth consecutive recreation and giving herself an opportunity to serve out for the match, Andreeva surprisingly failed to shut out the match within the twelfth recreation as Parry acquired the break again to ship their conflict right into a match tie-break.
Within the third-set tie-break, the important thing second was Andreeva successful 4 factors in from 3-2 as much as open a 7-2 lead. Main 9-5, Andreeva transformed her second match level to finish a serious comeback win over Parry.
After the match, Andreeva admitted she was pleasantly shocked about Murray´s publish on X. Additionally, the 16-year-old Russian stated she would have it printed.
“Actually I didn´t actually suppose that he would watch a match, then after he would tweet, he would remark one thing,” Andreeva stated after the match.
“Actually, I’ll attempt to print it out someway. I don´t know, I’ll put it in a body. I’ll deliver it all over the place with me. I’ll perhaps put it on the wall so I can see it each day (smiling). Actually I didn´t anticipate him to do something about this match, so…”
Within the Australian Open round-of-16, Andreeva performs towards 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova.