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Andy Murray beaten in five sets in the first round for his last Australian Open

Andy Murray after losing against Roberto Bautista in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, January 14. SAEED KHAN / AFP

His last Australian Open was short-lived. Three days after the announcement of his upcoming end of his career, the British tennis player Andy Murray bends in the first round after a great fight (6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2) more then four hours against Roberto Bautista from Spain (23e worldwide), Monday, January 14 in Melbourne.

This competition can be the last ex-n careerO 1 world, fallen after the 200e instead. The 31-year-old triple Grand Slam champion hopes to hold on to the summer and play a last time at Wimbledon. "I want to stop playing here, but I'm not sure if I can.", he said Friday in a press conference.

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Monday, opposite Bautista, deflower at the start of 2019O 1 World, Novak Djokovic, Murray was two sets to zero and was late (2-1) in the third, before he proved that he has not retained his physical fullness "Fighting spirit". He lamented the ball almost in two sets, but finished in the fifth, but not without saving a match point on his 5-2 score.

"An extraordinary way to finish"

Impatient to honor him, the audience of the Melbourne Arena did not wait until the end of the meeting and he manifested himself from 5 games to 1 to give him a moving ovation. "It was great, I enjoyed playing here over the years, if it was my last game, it was a great way to finishsaid the Scot, the voice won by emotion. I gave everything I had, I have nothing left. "

Since Murray completed World Tennis at the height of world tennis in 2016, his right hip tormented him so much that he was only a shadow of himself afterwards. In 2017 he ended his season after his elimination in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. He was operated last January, but his absence finally stretched for almost a year, until the tour on grass. However, the 2018 season has been reduced to six tournaments, ending in late October.

Winning three Grand Slam trophies (US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013 and 2016) and 45 titles in total (including 15 Masters 1000) in the midst of the giants Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray has achieved the performance of strength to find a place in the "Big Four".

In 2013 he became Wimbledon & # 39; s first Briton to win the English tournament seventy-seven years. Then three years later the first BritO 1 worldwide. He is also the only double Olympic champion (2012 and 2016).

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