The former world number one returned to Melbourne Park for the first time since 2019 on Tuesday afternoon and, in a typically determined performance, he picked up a deserved first round win against Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Murray beat his Georgian opponent in a thrilling five-set match [6-1 3-6 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-4] after three hours and 52 minutes on court, with fans celebrating the victory with the incredibly popular "SUIIIII" chant.
If you haven't heard someone scream "SUIIIII" of late, then you've been living under a rock.
After scoring a goal, Cristiano Ronaldo will often run to the corner flag before jumping, spinning in mid-air and landing with his arms outstretched.
He will then shout "SUIIII" - which means yes in Spanish - as thousands of supporters in the stadium chant in unison. I recommend you give it a try.
Well, the chant has become increasingly popular since the five-time Ballon d'Or winner joined Manchester United this summer but not everyone is a fan. Step forward, Andy Murray.
"Initially, I thought it was, because there were some people booing during my practice yesterday. I have no idea what for," Murray later told reporters after his win.
"But then after a few times it was like, 'No, they're doing that, I think it's like "Siuu" or something that Ronaldo does when he scores. And, yeah, it was incredibly irritating."
Spectators in the stands shouting Ronaldo's "SIUUUUUU" during Andy Murray's Aus open game:— Everything Cristiano (@EverythingCR7_) January 18, 2022
Murray. "First I thought they were booing me but then I realized they were doing the sound Ronaldo does when he scores. It's incredible." 😂
Ronaldo's influence is massive 🐐 pic.twitter.com/B0mth4WtDm
Just when you think Andy Murray couldn’t get any better 🙏 https://t.co/wQwyHNFpYD— Abi (@abfrti1) January 18, 2022
Ronaldo netted twice at Old Trafford as United came from behind in Michael Carrick's final game as caretaker manager.
After smashing his penalty past Aaron Ramsdale, Ronaldo ran to the corner flag, jumped, and was met with a massive ovation.
Thoughts on Andy Murray's reaction to the "SUIIII" chants?
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