Andy Murray has come back from two-sets-to-love down to win a five-hour, 45-minute-epic against Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round at the Australian Open.

In the longest match of his career, that finished at 4:06 am local time in Melbourne, Murray fought back from the brink and will meet 24th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round.

The British legend hung in against the powerful Aussie after losing the first two sets, and grew stronger throughout the match.

Kokkinakis was valiant but saw his game deteriorate gradually as the match went on, with Murray’s experience telling in the final result.

The Sporting News provided live score updates, highlights and commentary for the match below.

Andy Murray vs Thanasi Kokkinakis final score

*denotes server

  1st Set 2nd Set 3rd Set 4th Set 5th Set
Andy Murray (GBR) 4 6(4) 7(7) 6 7
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6 7(7) 6(5) 3 5

Andy Murray vs Thanasi Kokkinakis live blog, updates, highlights

Fifth set – Murray serve, Murray 7-5 Kokkinakis: Murray serving for the match. First two points traded. 15-15. An unreturned serve gets Murray closer. 30-15. Kokkinakis floats a forehand wide. Match point Murray. 40-15. Murray blasts a winner down the line. Simply incredible. Game, set, match Murray.

Fifth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 6-5 Kokkinakis: The Aussie nets first point. 15-0. But gets an unreturned serve next. 15-15. Murray curls a forehand winner down the line. Chance here. 15-30. Kokkinakis in trouble. Blasts wide. Two break points for Murray. 15-40. Unreturned serve. 30-40. Ace down the middle. Wow. Saves both break points. 40-40. Kokkinakis nets. Adv Murray. Murray frames it wide. 40-40. What a volley by Murray. Adv Murray. Murray crunches a winner and that’s the break. Break Murray.

Fifth set – Murray serve, Murray 5-5 Kokkinakis: Unreturned serve. 15-0. Kokkinakis gets a lucky let cord drop. Wow. 15-15. Murray goes long. Kokkinakis two points from the match. 15-30. The Australian misses the winner. Wide. 30-30. Kokkinakis then goes long. Murray yells c’mon. 40-30. Kokkinakis forces deuce as he moves Murray around and hits the winner. 40-40. Unreturned serve. Adv Murray. Kokkinakis’ lob floats long. Game Murray.

Fifth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 4-5 Kokkinakis: Murray floats a defensive lob long. 15-0. Kokkinakis just misses down the line. 15-15. Ace down the T. 30-15. Another huge serve. 40-15. Kokkinakis drives long. 40-30. Ace down the middle. Game Kokkinakis.

Fifth set – Murray serve, Murray 4-4 Kokkinakis: Brilliance by Murray with a winner right in the corner. 15-0. Big serve and the Brit gets the second. 30-0. Kokkinakis nets from the serve. Could be an easy hold. 40-0. Murray whips a winner. Game Murray.

Fifth set – This is Andy Murray’s longest ever match.

Fifth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 3-4 Kokkinakis: Thanasi misses the crosscourt winner. Opening for Murray. 0-15. Murray slides a backhand down the line. Big sniff for Murray. 0-30. Double fault and it’s three break points for Murray. 0-40. Kokkinakis saves one. 15-40. The Australian crunches a forehand volley winner. 30-40. Wow. Another winner for Thanasi. He saves all three break points. 40-40. Murray floats a backhand wide. Adv Kokkinakis. But the Aussie nets. 40-40. A huge ace gets another game point. Adv Kokkinakis. Thanasi nets. Back to deuce. 40-40. Kokkinakis misses down the line. Break point. Adv Murray. Big serve and Murray can’t return. 40-40. Unreturned serve. Adv Kokkinakis. What a hold. Murray misses. He was 0-40 up. Game Kokkinakis.

Fifth set – Murray serve, Murray 3-3 Kokkinakis: Murray’s defence again wins him the point. 15-0. Kokkinakis hits the baseline with a huge drive. 15-15. Long rally, Kokkinakis nets. 30-15. Murray down the line. Wow. 40-15. Game Murray.

Fifth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 2-3 Kokkinakis: Murray nets. 15-0. Kokkinakis hits his own amazing shot. Passing Murray down the line. 30-0. Ace down the T. 40-0. What a return by Andy. 40-15. Five hours in to this match. Wow. Ace for Thanasi. Game Kokkinakis.

Fifth set – Murray serve, Murray 2-2 Kokkinakis: Thanasi hits a brilliant passing shot. 0-15. Murray executes the smash. 15-15. Kokkinakis nets. 30-15. Murray wrong foots the Aussie. 40-15. Shot of the match by Murray. A drop volley drop shot. Incredible. Game Murray. 

Fifth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 1-2 Kokkinakis: Murray floats a return long. 15-0. The Brit then chases everything down but Kokkinakis gets the point. 30-0. The big Aussie belts an ace. 40-0. A serve and volley sees an easy service game. Game Kokkinakis.

Fifth set – Murray serve, Murray 1-1 Kokkinakis: Thanasi drives into the net. 15-0. Murray nets a tough volley. 15-15. Kokkinakis hits the backhand long. 30-15. The Aussie recklessly hits a backhand wide. 40-15. Thanasi then crunches a forehand wide. Game Murray.

Fifth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 0-1 Kokkinakis: The Aussie gets the first point. 15-0. But Murray strikes back. 15-15. Thanasi hits an ace. 30-15. Murray slices wide. 40-15. Kokkinakis gets the first game. Game Kokkinakis.

Fourth set – Murray serve, Murray 6-3 Kokkinakis: Murray goes long. 0-15. Kokkinakis crunches a return way too long. 15-15. Ace for the Brit. 30-15. Kokkinakis finally wins a long rally. 30-30. Murray nets and it’s break back point. 30-40. Murray plays an incredible point. Hits a cracking backhand winner. What a game this is. 40-40. Kokkinakis forces Murray to net. Break point. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray saves it once again. 40-40. Kokkinakis winds up and just misses a huge forehand. Adv Murray. Set point. Ace to Murray and we are going five sets. Wow. Game, set Murray.

Fourth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 5-3 Kokkinakis: Murray hits an excellent drop volley. 0-15. Ace down the T. 15-15. Kokkinakis blasts wide. Murray could wrap up the set here. 15-30. Murray nets after a crunching Thanasi backhand. 30-30. Unreturned serve. 40-30. Ace down the T. Game Kokkinakis.

Fourth set – Murray serve, Murray 5-2 Kokkinakis: Thanasi gets the first point. 0-15. Murray bunts a backhand winner down the line. Kokkinakis angry at the crowd again. 15-15. Murray hits a serve/forehand winner combo. 30-15. Murray is putting the foot down here. Forces another error. 40-15. Game Murray.

Fourth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 4-2 Kokkinakis: Both players are gee-ing up the crowd. Incredible stuff. It’s 2:34am in Melbourne. Kokkinakis gets the first point. 15-0. Incredible chasing by Murray. Gets it done again. This is a war of attrition. 15-15. The Australian makes the smash. 30-15. Murray outfoxes Kokkinakis at the net. 30-30. Thanasi drills a forehand wide. Break point Murray. 30-40. Thanasi saves it with an ace. 40-40. Kokkinakis misses an easy pass. Adv Murray. And he gets there! Wow. Are we going five sets? Break Murray.

Fourth set – Murray serve, Murray 3-2 Kokkinakis: Thanasi slices into the net. 15-0. Murray does the same. 15-15. Another let cord goes Murray’s way. 4-1 by my count. 30-15. Huge serve by Murray. 40-15. Murray gets the point after Kokkinakis rolls his ankle. Game Murray.

Fourth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 2-2 Kokkinakis: Kokkinakis smashes a forehand winner. 15-0. Great defence by Murray before he whips a forehand winner. 15-15. Ace out wide. 30-15. Murray goes long. 40-15. Another ace. Game Kokkinakis.

Fourth set – Murray serve, Murray 2-1 Kokkinakis: The Aussie hits a delicious backhand passing shot. 0-15. Murray hits an ace out wide. 15-15. Kokkinakis floats a backhand wide. 30-15. Double fault. Big. 30-30. Kokkinakis hits the line and it’s break point. 30-40. Thanasi misses the opportunity and nets a backhand. 40-40. Kokkinakis hits a clean backhand winner down the winner. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray serves and volleys, gets the point. 40-40. Murray is lifting. He forces a Kokkinakis error. Adv Murray. The Aussie frames the return. Game Murray.

Fourth set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 1-1 Kokkinakis: Murray moves the Australian around and gets an opening. 0-15. A great return sees Murray have a real chance now. 0-30. Kokkinakis drills the smash from Murray’s defensive lob. 15-30. Murray hits wide and we are level. 30-30. Murray preys on Thanasi’s second serve and volleys home a winner. Break point. 30-40. Huge ace from Kokkinakis. 40-40. Murray nets off the first serve. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray hits a smash winner. 40-40. Kokkinakis sends Murray the wrong way with the volley. Adv Kokkinakis. The Aussie nets and we are back to deuce. 40-40. Ace down the T. Adv Kokkinakis. But the Aussie misses an overhead smash. He was off-balance. 40-40. Murray makes an awesome return off Kokkinakis’ first serve and the Aussie goes long. Adv Murray. A huge serve from Kokkinakis and the Brit’s return floats long. 40-40. Kokkinakis catches Murray off-guard with a deft drop shot. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray pushes Thanasi wide, comes to the net and volleys a winner. 40-40. Kokkinakis just catches the line with a winner. Adv Kokkinakis. Ace and the game is finally over. Game Kokkinakis.

Fourth set – Murray serve, Murray 1-0 Kokkinakis: Is Murray going to pull off another comeback? Kokkinakis gets the first two points with clever play. 0-30. Murray pulls one back with an unreturned serve. 15-30. Kokkinakis misses the passing shot. 30-30. Kokkinakis is annoyed at the crowd noise. He nets. 40-30. Thanasi pulls off the lob/passing shot combo. 40-40. Murray drives too long. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray saves the break point. 40-40. The Aussie just misses the top spin lob. Adv Murray. Kokkinakis executes the smash. 40-40. Murray goes long. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray belts on off-forehand winner. Tight game. 40-40. Murray ace just on the outside edge. Adv Murray. Another great point and Murray gets there. Game Murray.

Third set – Tiebreak – Murray 7-5: Kokkinakis misses an easy smash and Murray gets a set back. Wow. Tiebreak, set Murray.

Third set – Tiebreak – Murray 3-2: Mini break for Murray after a huge return winner on Kokkinakis’ serve.

Third set – Murray serve, Murray 6-6 Kokkinakis: Murray forces Kokkinakis into the defensive lob and wins the point at the let. 15-0. The second follows a similar story. 30-0. Murray hits an ace. 40-0. Unreturned serve. Off to the breaker we go. Game Murray.

Third set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 5-6 Kokkinakis: Thanasi just catches the line with a forehand winner. 15-0. But then misses a high smash. Off the frame. 15-15. What a save by Murray. He gets to the drop shot and wins the point. Has a chance here. 15-30. Kokkinakis makes a tough volley at the net. 30-30. The Aussie hits an ace down the T. 40-30. Murray misses a volley at the net. Into the net. Game Kokkinakis.

Third set – Murray serve, Murray 5-5 Kokkinakis: Murray gets another lucky let cord. 15-0. Great rally. Kokkinakis defends and forces Murray to hit wide. 15-15. Murray wins two nets points. 40-15. Thanasi gets one back. 40-30. Murray creams a winner and he levels it up at 5-5. Game Murray.

Third set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 4-5 Kokkinakis: Murray forces a Kokkinakis error to get all the all-important first point. 0-15. Kokkinakis then goes long and gives Murray a chance. 0-30. Thanasi pulls one back with a clean smash. 15-30. A great serve sets up a winner for Kokkinakis. 30-30. But the Aussie hits too long next point. Break point Murray. 30-40. And the Brit gets there. Terrific fighting. What a legend he is. Break Murray.

Third set – Murray serve, Murray 3-5 Kokkinakis: Murray races to the first two points with clean winners. 30-0. The Brit hits an ace. 40-0. Murray gets there. Kokkinakis to serve for the match. Game Murray.

Third set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 2-5 Kokkinakis: The Australian secures the first point. He is closing in. 15-0. But he hits the backhand long next point. 15-15. The Aussie drills an ace next point. 30-15. Double fault. Is Kokkinakis getting tight? 30-30. No. He smashes an ace. 40-30. Double fault. 40-40. Kokkinakis reverses Murray’s momentum and the Brit makes an error. Adv Kokkinakis. And he hits a huge winner. Game Kokkinakis.

Third set – Murray serve, Murray 2-4 Kokkinakis: Murray makes the error. 0-15. And then the Brit goes long. Pressure is rising. 0-30. Thanasi misses a drive down the line. Wide. 15-30. Murray nets and it’s two break points. 15-40. The Brit goes long and the break is back for Kokkinakis. Break Kokkinakis.

Third set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 2-3 Kokkinakis: The Australian gets the crucial first point. 15-0. But misses the tough pass on the second. 15-15. Murray is back. Kokkinakis floats a slice long. He has lost focus. 15-30. Unbelievable defence from Thanasi. And he gets the winner eventually. 30-30. The Aussie gets game point with pure power. Is his focus coming back? 40-30. Kokkinakis slips going after Murray’s excellent drop shot. 40-40. Kokkinakis smashes a backhand winner down the line. Adv Kokkinakis. He hits an ace and secures his service game. Game Kokkinakis.

Third set – Murray serve, Murray 2-2 Kokkinakis: After a long rally, Murray hits a winner. He has a second wind now. 15-0. Unreturned serve. 30-0. Kokkinakis just goes long. 40-0. Ace for Andy. Game Murray.

Third set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 1-2 Kokkinakis: Murray gets the first point as he forces Kokkinakis to hit wide. 0-15. The Aussie goes wide again. Opportunity for Murray. 0-30. Thanasi nets and it’s three break points to Andy. He is still alive. 0-40. Kokkinakis saves one with a forehand winner. 15-40. Murray nets. Two saved by the Aussie. 30-40. A drop volley sees Thanasi save all three break points. 40-40. Huge ace. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray comes to the net and forces Thanasi to miss the pass. 40-40. Kokkinakis hits big forehand winner. Adv Kokkinakis. The Aussie misses an easy put-away. 40-40. Time violation Kokkinakis. He is not happy. Having a heated discussion with the chair umpire. Kokkinakis frames a shot. Adv Murray. The Brit wins a huge rally. Kokkinakis had five chances to put Murray away and he doesn’t. Kokkinakis smashes his racquet. Break Murray.

Third set – Murray serve, Murray 0-2 Kokkinakis: The Aussie makes his move. Is Murray struggling? Thanasi wins first two points. 0-30. Murray goes long. Three break points to Thanasi. 0-40. Murray hits long and that’s the break. Break Kokkinakis.

Third set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 0-1 Kokkinakis: The players share the first two points. 30-30. Kokkinakis plays an excellent drop shot. 40-30. And he gets the job done. Game Kokkinakis.

Second set – Tiebreak – Kokkinakis 7-4: A huge ace gets Kokkinakis the set on his third set point. Tiebreak, set Kokkinakis.

Second set – Tiebreak – Kokkinakis 6-2: Handful of set points for Kokkinakis.

Second set – Tiebreak – Kokkinakis 4-2: Thanasi still holding Murray at arms length. The Brit is moving slow at the change of ends.

Second set – Tiebreak – Kokkinakis 3-0: What a start for the Aussie. He gets the mini-break and holds his two serves.

Second set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 6-6 Kokkinakis: Kokkinakis comes to the net and makes a put-away volley. 15-0. Huge second serve, Murray nets. 30-0. Unreturned serve. 40-0. Murray hits a clever angled backhand, Thanasi nets. 40-15. We are going to a tiebreak. Game Kokkinakis.

Second set – Murray serve, Murray 6-5 Kokkinakis: Thanasi nets the first point. 15-0. Murray just misses a lob. 15-15. Murray moves Kokkinakis around gets his nose ahead. 30-15. Thanasi appears to have lost his way as Murray rallies. The Aussie goes wide. 40-15. A lucky drop let cord gets Murray the game. Game Murray.

Second set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 5-5 Kokkinakis: The Aussie forces Murray to net. 15-0. Huge second serve on the line, Murray gets it back but Thanasi hits a winner. 30-0. Murray drills a backhand down the line. 30-15. Unreturned serve brings up two set points for the Aussie. 40-15. Murray brings Thanasi into the net and the Aussie nets the attempted pass. One saved. 40-30. Murray saves another with Kokkinakis tentative. 40-40. Murray hits a gutsy winner off the first serve. Great shot. Break point. Adv Murray. A great rally sees Kokkinakis just get there. 40-40. The Aussie hits a forehand winner after a good serve. Third set point. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray saves one with an unorthodox drop shot helping him get there. 40-40. Double fault for the Aussie. Pressure. Adv Murray. Kokkinakis misses down the line and Murray breaks back. The old dog has legs. Break Murray.

Second set – Murray serve, Murray 4-5 Kokkinakis: The Aussie gets a lucky break with a let cord drop. 0-15. Murray nets. Huge change for Kokkinakis now. 0-30. Murray gets a time violation warning for taking too long to serve. Kokkinakis puts away the forehand volley and it’s three break points. 0-40. Murray goes long and the Aussie gets the break. Break Kokkinakis.

Second set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 4-4 Kokkinakis: Thanasi belts a winner after making Murray scramble. 15-0. Huge ace down the T. 30-0. Another big winner from Kokkinakis. 40-0. Thanasi gets a comfortable hold with too much power for Andy. Game Kokkinakis.

Second set – Murray serve, Murray 4-3 Kokkinakis: Unreturned serve to start the game. 15-0. Great rally. Murray gets the point as the Aussie hits wide. 30-0. Shot of the match. Huge winner off the second serve by Kokkinakis. 30-15. The Australian hits long from Murray’s first serve. 40-15. Murray gets an easy service hold. Game Murray.

Second set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 3-3 Kokkinakis: Murray is building but just misses a backhand wide. 15-0. Thanasi relieves pressure with an ace. 30-0. Kokkinakis misses a forehand after making Murray scramble from his serve. 30-15. And then the Aussie misses an easy put-away. Murray is coming, Kokkinakis has lost a bit of focus. 30-30. The Australian plays a great point to get his nose ahead. 40-30. Murray nets and Kokkinakis avoids a hairy moment. Game Kokkinakis.

Second set – Murray serve, Murray 3-2 Kokkinakis: Kokkinakis just misses the backhand pass wide. 15-0. The Aussie almost goes for too much power. 30-0. And another error from Thanasi. 40-0. Murray hits a winner down the line. The Brit is building. Game Murray.

Second set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 2-2 Kokkinakis: Murray nets off the Australian’s second serve. 15-0. Wide ace from Kokkinakis. 30-0. Thanasi nets. 30-15. Murray’s defence is excellent but Kokkinakis gets the point on the second smash. 40-15. Kokkinakis closes the game out with a forehand winner. Game Kokkinakis.

Second set – Murray serve, Murray 2-1 Kokkinakis: Kokkinakis wins the first point after Murray nets a drop shot. 0-15. Unreturned serve. 15-15. Unbelievable point. Murray wins at the net after amazing defence from the Aussie. 30-15. Murray uses Thanasi’s power to bunt his own winner down the line. The Brit is lifting. 40-15. Murray nets. 40-30. Unreturned serve and Murray pumps his fist. Game Murray.

Second set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 1-1 Kokkinakis: Murray cries c’mon as he gets the first point in a long rally. 0-15. But Kokkinakis steadies with an ace. 15-15. Murray makes an excellent defensive return and Thanasi slices long. Chance for Murray. 15-30. But Kokkinakis uses his huge serve again. 30-30. A booming ace brings up game point. 40-30. And another huge serve get Kokkinakis out of a jam. Game Kokkinakis.

Second set – Murray serve, Murray 1-0 Kokkinakis: In an excellent first point, Thanasi gets the better once again. 0-15. Unreturned serve. 15-15. Murray nabs an ace. 30-15. Murray hangs in the point and hits an excellent curved forehand winner. 40-15. A huge Kokkinakis return forces a Murray error. 40-30. Thanasi hits wide and Murray holds. Game Murray.

First set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 4-6 Kokkinakis: Kokkinakis to serve for the first set. He gets the first point with another huge winner. 15-0. An ace gets the second. 30-0. Murray can’t return the serve. 40-0. Three set points. Murray saves one with Thanasi hitting long. 40-15. Murray nets and Kokkinakis gets the first set. Game, first set Kokkinakis.

First set – Murray serve, Murray 4-5 Kokkinakis: An excellent Murray serve gets the Kokkinakis error. 15-0. And again for Andy. 30-0. Thanasi gets one back, forcing Murray to net after an angled forehand crosscourt. 30-15. Unreturned serve. 40-15. Kokkinakis brings back the power and belts a forehand winner. 30-40. Thanasi just misses a backhand slice as it floats wide. Game Murray.

First set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 3-5 Kokkinakis: Murray hits a lob long. 15-0. Murray fails to return Thanasi’s serve. 30-0. Kokkinakis’ serve wins him another point. 40-0. And an ace closes the game out. Easy hold. Game Kokkinakis.

First set – Murray serve, Murray 3-4 Kokkinakis: The Aussie floats a slice long. 15-0. But Murray nets the next point. 15-15. Murray keeps making errors. Another long. 15-30. Kokkinakis forces Murray into an error at the net. Two break points. 15-40. One saved as Kokkinakis nets. 30-40. Murray’s low slice gets the Kokkinakis mistake. 40-40. Excellent defence from Murray gets the point as Kokkinakis is absolutely battering his shots. Adv Murray. Kokkinakis’ incredible power earns another crack at deuce. 40-40. The Aussie misses down the line. Adv Murray. Double fault from Andy. 40-40. Up next is a Murray ace that catches the edge of the line. Adv Murray. A lucky let cord and Murray holds. Great fight-back from two break points. Game Murray.

First set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 2-4 Kokkinakis: Thanasi thumps an ace down. 15-0. A huge serve sets up a winner for the Aussie. 30-0. Murray goes long. 40-0. The Brit has a wild shot that goes metres long. Kokkinakis consolidates the break. Game Kokkinakis.

First set – Murray serve, Murray 2-3 Kokkinakis: Murray double faults first point. 0-15. But the Aussie goes long next. 15-15. Murray misses a drop shot into the net. 15-30. Murray nets a back hand. Two break points for Thanasi. 15-40. Murray attacks the net and his well-placed volley saves one. 30-40. And a second is saved as Kokkinakis nets from the first serve. 40-40. Thanasi blasts a backhand wide of the line. Adv Murray. The Australian hits the line with his backhand this time. 40-40. An excellent defensive lob from Kokkinakis keeps him in the point and he wins it. Adv Kokkinakis. Murray nets and Kokkinakis gets the first break. Break Kokkinakis.

First set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 2-2 Kokkinakis: Kokkinakis blasts another ace. 15-0. Off the second serve, Murray bunts it back too deep. 30-0. Kokkinakis hits a put-away too hard and it’s long. 30-15. An unreturned serve by Murray. 40-15. And a winner from the Aussie closes out the game. Game Kokkinakis.

First set – Murray serve, Murray 2-1 Kokkinakis: Kokkinakis nets off Murray’s second serve. 15-0. Murray makes an unbelievable retrieve and Kokkinakis misses the put-away. 30-0. Kokkinakis blasts a winner off Murray’s second serve. 30-15. And another second serve return winner. 30-30. Murray secures a game point with an easy put-away. 40-30. Kokkinakis hits it long from Murray’s serve. Game Murray.

First set – Kokkinakis serve, Murray 1-1 Kokkinakis: Kokkinakis ace. 15-0. A long rally sees Kokkinakis hit a backhand wide. 15-15. Murray comes to the net and executes a classy volley winner. 15-30. The Aussie then misses a forehand put-away. Two break points Murray. 15-40. Kokkinakis saves one with a backhand winner. 30-40. Murray nets and it’s deuce. 40-40. Murray moves Kokkinakis around and he nets. Adv Murray. Kokkinakis belts an ace down the T. Deuce. Murray forced into an error by the Aussie. Adv Kokkinakis. The Aussie saves three break points and holds serve. Game Kokkinakis.

First set – Murray serve, Murray 1-0 Kokkinakis: Murray gets the first point with a put away smash after a great serve. Kokkinakis goes wide. 30-0. The Aussie blasts a forehand winner off Murray’s second serve. 30-15. Kokkinakis comes to the net but floats a slice wide. 40-15. Kokkinakis goes long. Game Murray.

10:20pm AEDT: We are moments away from starting!

10:15pm AEDT: The draw has opened up for the winner of tonight’s match. The victor will play 24th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round and then either Jenson Brooksby or Tommy Paul will be waiting in the fourth round – with second seed Casper Ruud eliminated.

10:10pm AEDT: Murray and Kokkinakis have entered the court. Not long now!

10:00pm AEDT: Belinda Bencic has won in straight sets 7-6 6-3. Murray and Kokkinakis on shortly.

9:40pm AEDT: Bencic is up a break in the second set. 3-1. We could be seeing Murray and Kokkinakis shortly.

9:25pm AEDT: Belinda Bencic has claimed the first set 7-6 against Claire Liu.

9:15pm AEDT: Could be a late night in Australia for Murray and Kokkinakis. Bencic and Lui are only in the first set tiebreak.

9:05pm AEDT: First set with Bencic and Liu is still going! Bencic has levelled at 5-5.

8:40pm AEDT: Claire Liu is up a break in the first set against 12th seed Belinda Bencic. Score is 4-2.

8:15pm AEDT: Do unseeded match-ups get any more tasty than tonight’s blockbuster? Margaret Court Arena is going to be packed to the brim!

8pm AEDT: Bencic vs Liu is about to begin on Margaret Court Arena. Murray vs Kokkinakis will follow straight after.

7pm AEDT: With the first Margaret Court Arena match set to be delayed as Zverev-Mmoh are still on court, Murray vs Kokkinakis could be on later than 9pm AEDT.

Pre-match: The match is the second night contest on Margaret Court Arena and will begin at 9pm (AEDT) approximately.

Pre-match: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Australian Open second round match between Sir Andy Murray and Thanasi Kokkinakis from Margaret Court Arena.

Andy Murray vs Thanasi Kokkinakis head-to-head results

Murray and Kokkinakis have met on one previous occasion in the 2015 Davis Cup with Murray winning in straight sets 6-3 6-0 6-3.

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What time is Andy Murray vs Thanasi Kokkinakis?

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Time 10am BST 5am ET 5am ET 9pm AEDT

How to watch Andy Murray vs Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round of the Australian Open

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Eurosport 1 and 2 will provide daily coverage of the action in Melbourne.

UK fans will be able to stream the 2023 Australian Open live on the discovery+ app, the Eurosport app, or through eurosport.co.uk

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Canada: The 2023 Australian Open will be broadcast in Canada by TSN.

Matches will be shown on either TSN1 or TSN5.

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