Britain's Andy Murray, left, talks with his coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session at the Australian Open.
Britain's Andy Murray, left, talks with his coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session at the Australian Open. Dita Alangkara

Murray tests out ankle at practice

FANS of world No.1 Andy Murray would have breathed a sigh of relief when the top seed got back out on the practice courts yesterday.

Murray rolled his ankle during the third set of his straightforward second-round 6-3 6-0 6-2 win over Russian teenager Andrey Rublev on Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday night.

The No.1 seed, chasing his first Australian Open titles, admitted to hearing a "few little crackles” straight after the game against the 19-year-old and said he felt a bit sore.

Murray was a little wary as began his practice, making a number of tentative stamps of his right foot to test his ankle.

But the Scot was soon in full flow, moving freely and hitting the ball well to his training partner.

Murray has lost in five finals at Melbourne Park and will play American Sam Querrey in the third round today.


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