5-time finalist Andy Murray wanted a troublesome five-setter over a participant he beat final week to register his first win in an Australian Open match since 2017.
Murray beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to maneuver into the second spherical.
Murray additionally fended Basilashvili final week on the way in which to the ultimate in a Sydney tuneup occasion.
In one other powerful five-setter, Maxime Cressy beat fellow American and Twenty second-seeded participant John Isner 7-6 (2), 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4.
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