WATCH: Andy Murray shares hilarious mock lipreading video from Thanasi Kokkinakis clash
Andy Murray saw the funny side of a TikTok video showing mock lipreading captions of footage from his Australian Open clash with Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Murray took to Twitter to share the video, initially posted on TikTok by Hi Josh.
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) January 26, 2023
It must be stressed that original poster was, to say the least, liberal with the truth when creating these captions.
Ever the good sport, Murray was able to see the fun in it even though he was subject to some ribbing.
Murray beat Kokkinakis in a second round epic at the Australian Open, coming back from two sets down to win 4-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 7-5.
However, the Brit did not have enough left in the tank to see off Roberto Bautista Agut in the next round. The 24th-seeded Spaniard eliminated the scot 6-1, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.
Murray has previously won the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. However, he was never considered among the favourites for this year’s Australian Open, as age and injury have seen him fall from the upper ranks of world men’s tennis.
At his best, he was up there with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, playing a supporting role in what became known as the “big four” of the men’s singles game.
Kokkinakis has underwhelmed as a singles player, but won the Australian Open men’s doubles last year on home soil alongside childhood friend Nick Kyrgios.
The 26-year-old from Adelaide took issue with some of the umpiring in his defeat to Murray, with his animated reactions throughout the game only making for more great content on TikTok, it seems.
In fairness to Kokkinakis, he has had nothing but praise for Murray off the court. “I remember watching him when I was younger thinking: ‘This dude looks moody as hell, he looks miserable. Then, when you got to know him, he is actually a ripper bloke and a good guy,” Kokkinakis said before the pair faced off at the Australian Open, as per The Guardian.
“Andy is someone I respect a great amount,” Kokkinakis said. “Obviously he has been at the top of the game, and he can relate a little bit with the injury side of things. I missed a fair few years, and so has he, especially recently.
“He was someone when I came on to tour that was always willing to give some advice. I practised with him a fair bit, I played doubles with him at Indian Wells, so we have a fairly good relationship.”
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