In the eight months that Mirra Andreeva has been on the Hologic WTA Tour, the 16-year-old has accelerated through all sorts of milestones. But her 1-6, 6-1, 7-6[6] comeback win over Diane Parry in the third round of the Australian Open was a significant one in terms of her development as a competitor: it was the first time Andreeva had won from match point down at tour level.

Andy Murray is no stranger to saving match points -- he won from match point down three times in the first two months of 2023 alone -- so it was apt that the former ATP No.1 was quick to recognize Andreeva's accomplishment.

"Andreeva down 5-1 in third," he wrote on social media. "Commentator 'she really needs to work on mental side of her game.. she's too hard on herself when she’s losing' 30 minutes later 7-6 Andreeva wins.

"Maybe the reason she turned the match round is because of her mental strength. Maybe she turned the match around because she is hard on herself and demands more of herself when she's losing/playing badly? Winner."

After being told of Murray's comments, Andreeva overflowed with excitement.

"I didn't really think that he would watch a match, then after he would tweet, he would comment something," she said. "Honestly, I will try to print it out somehow. I don't know, I will put it in a frame. I will bring it everywhere with me. I will maybe put it on the wall so I can see it every day."

As Andreeva adjusted her tactics and thought her way back into the match, the qualities Murray had praised were fully evident in a series of carefully constructed points. One of the finest was the 20-shot exchange with which she broke Parry for a second straight time.

Andreeva demonstrated patience to deal with the Frenchwoman's slices, which she had struggled with previously; then stellar accuracy on the run as the rally intensified; and finally the composure to finish it off with a cheeky drop shot overhead.

Afterwards, Andreeva took the press through her mindset throughout the comeback.

"At 5-1, I just tried to win at least one more game to not go 6-1, 1-6, 6-1. What is the score? I just try to win one more game to at least be 6-2 in the third.

"Then 5-2, she has match point. I'm going to the net. I'm thinking, Am I crazy? I'm going to the net on match point. But then she missed a ball. I don't know, just the adrenaline, the desire, the feeling that I want to win. 5-3, I tried to break her back. 30-Love, then 30-All, I missed returns. I'm like, God, OK, that's it.

"Then two crazy points. I feel like when you're coming back from this score, it's kind of easy on a mental side for you. It's easier than for your opponent, for sure, because you're on the run, you're having all the adrenaline. That's what I had today.

"6-5, I lost my serve. OK, 6-All. I didn't think that's it. I already knew that I will win, but I just have to do everything for it."

Satisfied with her new experience, Andreeva also sent out a warning to future opponents.

"It's good to win when you're fighting for every point," she said. "I think I will have a lot of matches like this in my career. I don't care how I win exactly with the score and the time, I just want to win."