Australian Open chief defends Andy Murray epic 4 am finish


Australian Open chief Craig Tiley insisted on Friday there was “no need” to alter scheduling at the tournament despite stinging criticism after the second latest match finish at a Grand Slam.

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Veteran Andy Murray battled through a five-set—4-6, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 7-5—epic against home hope Thanasi Kokkinakis which ended at 4:05 am on Friday to reach the third round, calling the early hours conclusion “a bit of a farce.”

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