Australian youngster Thanasi Kokkinakis has thanked Andy Murray for the way the Scot has helped him in his fledgling career.
Kokkinakis is just beginning what he hopes will be an exciting journey on the ATP circuit and played in all four Grand Slams in 2015.
A run to the third round of the French Open was his best result while he featured in the Davis Cup semi-final against Murray’s Great Britain team.
The world number two was ruthless when they met in Glasgow, beating the Aussie in straight sets and dropping just six games in the process, but it appears as though he was far kinder to the Adelaide man off the court.
Murray named Kokkinakis and compatriot Nick Kyrgios as two of the youngsters that could cause splash in the coming years and the former is clearly a big fan of the Brit.
“It’s great for me and Nick to hear that from such a champion and a legend,” he told Courier-Mail. “Murray has been unreal for me. He gave me his number and said if there was anything I needed to give him a call, anything I needed to talk about to do with coaching or management.
“He’s really down to earth. We talk a fair bit and I really appreciate it.”