Andy Murray left furious for not being allowed to use the toilet during the five-set marathon at the Australian Open


Andy Murray acquired indignant after being denied the chance to go to the bathroom in the midst of his five-set marathon towards Thanasi Kokkinakis Australian Open.

The previous world No. 1 had fought again towards Kokkinakis from a two-set deficit to go away a vital fifth set between him and victory.

Within the break earlier than the final body, Murray requested to make use of the restroom, solely to be advised by the chair umpire that he wasn’t allowed since he had already been within the match as soon as.

“You understand what? I respect the principles. It is a joke, it is a joke and you recognize it too,” stated the 35-year-old to the referee.

“It is so disrespectful that the event has us out right here till three, bloody 4 within the morning and we’re not allowed to pee.

“It is disrespectful to you, it is disrespectful to the ball youngsters, it is disrespectful to the gamers and we’re not allowed to go to the bathroom. It’s ridiculous.”

2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick agreed with Murray’s complaints. write on twitter: “Proper. That is simply so silly.”

Murray in action during his second round match against Kokkinakis at the Australian Open.

It is not the primary time throughout this Grand Slam that restrictions on gamers utilizing the restroom have made headlines afterwards Novak Djokovic seemed to be taking issues into his personal arms to take an early bathroom break on his first-round win.

The Serb requested to go to the bathroom after simply 5 video games in his match towards Roberto Carballés Baena on Tuesday, however the referee did not appear to listen to Djokovic so he heard ‘whats up’ say 3 times to get their consideration earlier than Djokovic stated, “I will the toilet.”

The 21-time Grand Slam winner ran off the sphere whereas the referee referred to as out “Novak” after him. Regardless of the referee with the ability to say he had 30 seconds to return, Djokovic was again on the pitch earlier than the timer was up and comfortably received the next recreation.

Afterwards, Djokovic denied that he had defied the referee’s orders when he went to the bathroom.

“So she advised me (you did not seize that on digital camera) I’ve to rush. After I was about to go away the court docket, she referred to as me (I did not hear) and needed to inform me that the bathroom is on the alternative aspect of the court docket,” Djokovic wrote on Instagram.

“I additionally discovered one the place I went and I needed to be fast due to the time. I did not defy her or the principles. She gave me permission and advised me to rush.”

Nevertheless, the outburst or incapability to go to the toilet did not cease Murray from clinching a well-known win within the remaining set that lasted a complete of 5 hours and 45 minutes – the longest match of Murray’s illustrious profession.

The match, which came about after 4am in Melbourne, was one other reminder of the qualities we got here to know Murray for: guts, dedication and that “by no means quit” angle.

Murray now performs twenty fourth seed Roberto Bautista Agut within the third spherical.