Andy Murray has failed in his probably last appearance in the Australian Open in the first round. The 31-year-old Briton was subject to in Melbourne, the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 4:6, 4:6, 7:6, 7:6, 2:6. A race to catch up with a dramatic Tiebreak in the fourth set was not rewarded.

“I love to play here. I gave it my all. This should be my last Match here, then it was a great end,” said Murray – and woke silently hopes for another appearance in Melbourne: “If I would again want to come back, I would have to take a big Operation to me.” But even then it was not guaranteed that he would create a Comeback.

On Friday, the former world had announced the rank list of first, still in tears, his career end, at the latest, in the summer, he had to stop. Basic persistent hip problems. He have been playing hurt for a long time, said Murray, the only led still on course 230 in the world rankings.

“Come on!”

the pain was obvious to him against Bautista Agut. By the third set Murray was visibly to his physical limits. According to Ball, he had to support the hands on the thighs, the passage was a bumpy one. As soon as the Match ran back, rushed for Murray but to every Ball and won the set in Tiebreak.

Afterwards, he roared his pleasure, “Come on!”, also, the majority of the audience cheered him. Also the fourth set, he won in the Tiebreak. But after that Murray seemed to lack the power. In the fifth and deciding set he was two Breaks and was not able to make up this shortfall.

As the Fans realized that Murray would lose, provided you with a Standing ovation for a short break. Mother Judy in the stands had red tears in the eyes, also Murray’s eyes were. He even won a game, but then Agut ended the last appearance of the British in Melbourne.

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