"The guy is such a character on court": Kasatkina praises Andy Murray's sense of humour and expresses admiration

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 at 20:00
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Daria Kasatkina spoke about Andy Murray's British sense of humour and mentioned that she will miss him on the tour. The Russian player was in a press conference after overcoming the first round of the French Open against Magdalena Frech (7-5, 6-1) and praised the former world No. 1.
Murray lost in the first round of the tournament to Stan Wawrinka in straight sets, and it is likely to be his last appearance at Roland Garros. The 37-year-old tennis player announced in February this year: “I’m likely not going to play past this summer,” which motivated his return to Paris after several years.

Murray's record at Roland Garros

Murray has had good results at Roland Garros throughout his career, with a record of 39-12 (76%). He played in a final in 2016 (loss to Rafael Nadal) and reached the semi-finals four times. However, his last win at Roland Garros was in 2017, when he defeated Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals but was eliminated in the next round by Wawrinka.
This year, Wawrinka was once again his nemesis, and unfortunately for Murray, he could not advance further in the tournament in his last participation. Murray is not the only player bidding farewell to Roland Garros, as several notable players have announced their retirements, including Dominic Thiem, Alize Cornet, and Diego Schwartzman, in addition to Murray himself.
In this context, Daria Kasatkina commented on Murray’s upcoming retirement and expressed her admiration for the 3-time Grand Slam champion: “Andy is the best. We're going to miss him a lot. His British sense of humour was amazing. Also, like, the guy is such a character on court. Yeah, he was one of the best players in the world. So I really enjoy him playing,” she said.
Murray is still in the doubles main draw, where he earned a wildcard alongside Dan Evans and will open against Seyboth Wild - Baez on Thursday.
“I was sometimes, you know, trying to learn something from his game. Yeah, but unfortunately, the time goes on. We see now actually this tournament a lot of players announced that it's their last Roland Garros. Yeah, it's like this. That's life,” Kasatkina added.

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