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Djokovic thrashes Murray in Open practice match
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Djokovic thrashes Murray in Open practice match

Published by , Thursday 01/10/19 08:12

World number one Novak Djokovic exposed Andy Murray's frailties in a practice match ahead of the Australian Open on Thursday, with the Scot calling it a day while losing 6-1, 4-1.

Three-time major winner Murray is on the comeback trail after missing 11 months with a hip injury which has seen him slump to 230 in the world.

He was bundled out of the Brisbane International warm-up last week in round two by Russia's Daniil Medvedev and headed straight to Melbourne to fit in some much-needed practice.

Long-time rival and six-time Australian Open champion Djokovic offered to share a court with him, but Murray called time after less than an hour with his movement around the baseline appearing restricted.

The pair have met four times in Australian Open finals, with the Serb winning them all. This year's edition of the season's opening Grand Slam in Melbourne Park begins Monday.

Speaking ahead of Brisbane, Murray said "I still have some pain in my hip", but that "I'm in a better place than I was a few months ago".

Source: AFP

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Keep fighting Serena!
vscholz66 vscholz66 il y a 3 minutes
Can he stop complaining for once in his career ? It's already a shame when he acts weird on court
Cypher Cypher il y a 6 minutes
High expectations is killing them....
vismai vismai il y a 3 heures
Rafa will play his game and adjust when/if it's needed. Per usual. Tiafoe will have to outplay him.
christinenelles88 christinenelles88 il y a 3 heures
Remember when Federer challenged Sampras. Things change. The game remains. Doesn't take anything away from Roger as it didn't take anything away from Pete. We will see where Stefanos stands in comparison to Roger and the rest of the field when he's 37.
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The best of the young guns is Tsitsipas.
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