REVENGE is sweet – but is anything more satisfying than proving someone wrong?

Andy Murray got a taste of the latter recently, according to a tweet posted on Saturday.

In it, he revealed he “randomly” bumped into the doctor who informed him his hip replacement carried out in 2017 would spell the end of his career in professional tennis.

Murray got the last laugh, after a stunning victory against Thanasi Kokkinakis earlier this week. The game lasted five hours and 45 minutes and ran into the early hours of the morning.

Tweeting just after he was knocked out of the Australian Open earlier today, the tennis legend said: “Two days ago I randomly bumped into the doctor who in 2017 told me: ‘The good news is the problem you have in your hip can be fixed but you won’t be able to play professional sport again.’

“I think we dispelled that myth the last 5 days. Goodnight.”

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The Scot somehow roused himself following his late-night heroics against Kokkinakis to battle for another three hours and 29 minutes on Margaret Court Arena against Roberto Bautista Agut.

But this time there was not to be a happy ending as the metronomic Spaniard withstood a Murray fightback to win 6-1 6-7 (7) 6-3 6-4.

“I feel like I gave everything that I had to this event, so I’m proud of that,” said Murray, who spent 14 hours and three minutes on court during his three matches.

“That is really, in whatever you’re doing, all you can do. You can’t always control the outcome, you can’t control how well you’re going to play. But I’m also disappointed because I put loads of work into the beginning of this year and was playing well enough to have a really good run.

“I think even tonight, I’m competing against a guy who is 20th in the world, and it’s still very tight considering the circumstances. I’m disappointed because I feel like I could have gone quite a bit further.”