Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray was left furious during their second round match at the australian open after the chair umpire denied her request to use the bathroom more than four hours after the competition.

«It’s a joke,» Murray lamented.

Andy Murray celebrates after winning his first round match against Matteo Berrettini at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 17, 2023.
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The explosive moment came in the fourth set of their grueling match against Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis herself. The players had been fighting until the early hours of the morning when, around 3am local time, Murray requested to leave the pitch.

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The only problem? He had already left the court twice, which is the maximum allowed by the ATP in a five-set match.

«You know something, I respect the rule. It’s disrespectful that the tournament has us here until 3, fucking 4 in the morning and we’re not allowed to go have a f—, Murray lashed out at the chair umpire Eva Asderaki-Moore.

«It’s a joke. It’s a joke and you know it too. It’s disrespectful. It’s disrespectful to you. It’s disrespectful to the ball boys. It’s disrespectful to the players. And we don’t know lets go to the bathroom, ridiculous.»

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Andy Murray plays a backhand against Matteo Berrettini during the Australian Open on January 17, 2023 in Melbourne.

Andy Murray plays a backhand against Matteo Berrettini during the Australian Open on January 17, 2023 in Melbourne.
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Murray won the match after dropping the first two sets, finishing in five hours and 45 minutes, just six minutes shy of the longest match in tournament history.

«If my son was a ball boy for a tournament, he would come home at 5 in the morning, as a parent, I’m angry with that. It’s not beneficial for them. It’s not beneficial for the referees, the officials. I don’t think it’s surprising. for the fans. It’s not good for the players,» Murray said.

«So, yeah, we talk about it all the time. It’s been talked about for years. When you start late night games and have conditions like that, these things are going to happen.»

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Andy Murray celebrates his victory in the first round of the Australian Open on January 17, 2023 in Melbourne.

Andy Murray celebrates his victory in the first round of the Australian Open on January 17, 2023 in Melbourne.
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Despite the protest, Tennis Australia director Craig Tiley said the tournament does not plan to make any changes.

«At this point, there is no need to alter the schedule.»

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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