FORMER world No1 Andy Murray was left fuming after Australian TV opted not to show Emma Raducanu’s first round match against Sloane Stephens.
Murray was enjoying some well earned down time after an epic five-set win in the first round of the Australian Open.
He beat No21 seed Nikoloz Basilshvili in a four-hour epic to record his first win at the tournament in FIVE years.
And he would have been looking forward to getting back in time to tune in for fellow Brit Raducanu’s first round game against Stephens.
The only problem was Australian TV wasn’t showing the clash, much to the annoyance of the two-time Wimbledon champion.
Murray vented his frustration on Twitter, writing: “Come on channel 9 let’s get raducanu [vs] stephens on one [of] the channels instead of 2x Rod Laver!”
The 34-year-old missed out on a good game too, as the 2021 US Open champ Raducanu beat Stevens 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 in a high quality encounter.
Teen sensation Raducanu breezed through the first set in 17 minutes without losing a game, but was humbled 6-2 in the second by Stephens.
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That forced a deciding set, but Raducanu regained her composure, rattling off the final set 6-1 to secure her progression to the second round.
Murray’s frustration at not being able to watch No17 seed Raducanu compounded a tough day at the office for the Scotsman.
Following his first round victory, he hit out at Australian Open fans who seemingly booed him despite the marathon victory.
When he heard the boo-like noises during his on-court interview, Murray said: “Painful stuff there. Those guys.”
Although in a bizarre twist there are claims the supporters were actually imitating Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamous ‘siu’ celebration.
While social media exploded, blasting the classless rowdy fans, others responded by suggesting for some strange reason they were shouting ‘siu’ rather than booing.