Sir Andy Murray came out of the Australian Open in the first round today in what could have been the final match of his brilliant career. The former number one in the world lost in five sets against 22 seeds Roberto Bautista Agut a few days after announcing he will retire this year. The three-time Grand Slam winner was greeted by a crowd full of British fans watching the fight at Melbourne Park. But despite the strong support failed to defeat the Spaniard, losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2.
The three-time Grand Slam winner Murray, who lost the initial two sets 6-4, but struggled to win the third set in a draw, was greeted with enthusiasm for the first round against the Spaniard.
The former number one in the world plays No 22 with Roberto Bautista Agut a few days after announcing he will retire this year
Murray's brother, Jamie and mother Judy, cheer him from the stands while playing his first game at the Australian Open. His wife Kim was not in the crowd
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut is back in the front row of Briton Andy Murray during his first game at the Australian Open this morning. His mother Judy and brother Jamie were in the stands, but his wife Kim Sears, 41, gave birth to their second daughter in 2017 and rarely misses a match was not in the crowd. The defeat may have been Murray's last game after failing a devastating hip injury. He said he plans to end his incredible career at Wimbledon in the summer, but admitted that the Australian Open could be his last tournament because the pain has become too unbearable. Music advocates cheered their hero as they walked in the field, and two held up a banner that said, "There will always be only one Andy Murray." "Thanks for the memories." Earlier today, the Scot seemed to be good humor as he signed autographs for fans watching him train alongside his coaching team.
Andy Murray looks at the sky losing the first set 6-4 in the first round of the Australian Open
Murray, photographed in action today, revealed on Friday that he was planning to end his incredible career at Wimbledon this summer after failing to overcome a devastating hip injury
British supporters applauded their hero as they walked in the field, and two held up a banner that said, "There will always be only one Andy Murray.
Andy Murray reacts after a point against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut during his first round
Murray was greeted in court with a huge roar from the crowd at Melbourne Park this morning. Fans kept the banners high as a tribute to the former world number oneHe said in view of today's game: "I know I have no chance of winning this tournament and I'm very likely going to lose in the first round." I'm not happy for that. Because of the way the last six months of racing have been going on, I could win but I probably will not. It will be inconvenient. "If it's my last game, I want to try and have fun – enjoy the whole experience, which may have been something during my career that I have not done.
Andy Murray holds his arm high as he thanks the fans for the reception as he walks in the field
Andy Murray, in the picture to the right of this image, is playing the Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round
At the start of today, Murray was practicing ahead of his potential invitation to the Australian Open & # 39; I've always been focused on tactics, winning and finding a way. "At an emotional press conference on Friday morning , Murray burst into tears when he revealed that he would retire. He told how pain became so unbearable that he even had to wear socks and shoes. After leaving the emotional media meeting in Melbourne, Murray returned to his hotel and posed for a selfie with his mother Judy.
The former number one in the world struggled with his injury for more than eighteen months and said that his fitness was not "great"
The star born in Dunblane struggled to contain her emotions while trying to address the press before the Australian Open
The tennis world reacted with shock and sadness after Murray made his shocking announcement during an emotional press conference. He wrote on Instagram: "The best way to feel better after a hard day is a big hug from your mother". messages and support from everyone today. "It means a lot and it made me feel a lot more positive than when I woke up this morning." Thank you very much. "If today is his last match, he would bring the curtain to one of the great British sporting careers, one that saw him win three Grand Slam, two Olympic golds and the Davis Cup.
Andy Murray posed for an emotional photo with Mother Judy a few hours after announcing that she will retire from tennis this year SIR ANDY MURRAY MORE MEMORABLE MATCHES 2008, Wimbledon, 4th round – bt Richard Gasquet 5-7, 3- 6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 6-4The game that established Murray's reputation for never giving up. The twenty-one had two sets and a break down before recovering to reach the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time. The reverse along the line during the tie-break of the third set that left him almost in the crowd is probably his most memorable throw 2011. Japan Open, final-bt Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-2, 6-0Having lost Nadal in three successive Grand Slam semifinals, Murray has produced one of his best tour ATP Tour, coming from a set to defeat the great Spaniard with a nice demonstration of tennis in attack 2012, Olympics, gold medal – bt Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 Four weeks after his excruciating defeat at Wimbledon against Federer, Murray unquestionably played the biggest game of his career to claim his first world title. Sure, he was facing a tired Federer, but this was a complete dominance in front of a noisy and moderate Center Court crowd.2012, US Open, final-bt Novak Djokovic 7-6 (12-10), 7-5 , 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 In his fifth final, Murray finally won a grand slam title in an appropriately dramatic fashion. It seemed that he could have skipped his chance when Djokovic reacted from two sets up to the level, but the Scotsman should not be denied.2013, Australian Open, Federis 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), semis – bt, 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2 Going for a second consecutive slam title, Murray secured his only victory in the slam on Federer. Although it took five sets, the Swiss was clinging to Murray with his nails for most of the game and was helpless in the fifth set.2013, Wimbledon, final – bt Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 The more The important game of Murray's career was an appropriate way for the Scot to end the 77-year reign of Fred Perry as the last winner of the men's singles home. Superb in all, the final game was a match itself before Murray managed to get his hands on the gold trophy. 2015, Davis Cup, final-bt David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3Da all the many successes of Murray, winning the Davis Cup for Britain practically alone in 2015 could be the best of them. It was right to win the last point against Belgium in Ghent, sealed with a stunning lob.2016, French Open, semifinal Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 The game that has shown Murray had conquered clay when he eliminated the reigning champion to reach his only final at Roland Garros.2016, Wimbledon, final-bt Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7- 6 (7-2) for the first time in his 11 slam finals, Murray found someone different from Federer or Djokovic from the other side of the network. From the beginning, he stamped his authority on the finalist for the first time Raonic and did not forget the Olympics, the gold medal – bt Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6- 2, 7-5 This grueling, emotional victory in Rio gave Murray something that none of his illustrious rivals managed to become the first tennis player to successfully defend the title of a single Olympic. The father of two started his press conference on Friday stating "I'm not big". in a broken tone when asked how he felt after an 18 month battle to return to the sport. SIR ANDY MURRAY & # 39; S CAREER FROM NUMBERS 1 – Murray became the first British single player to be officially ranked number one in the world on November 7, 2016.41 – The number of weeks in which the Scot has moved into the rankings.3 – Grand slam title11 – Grand slam Finals45 – Career singles titolo2 – Double the titles, both with his brother Jamie9 – Singles titles in 2016, including five consecutive ones to finish the season as the world number one 2 – gold medals for the single Olympians11 – Murray has won all 11 tires he has contested to drive Britain to Gloria Davis Cup in 2015, an unprecedented career663 – Tournament-level games won £ 47.887.068 – Career award 3 – The only person to be named BBC Sport Personality of the Year three times5,573 – Assi serviti29 – Vince combined against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Then he became emotional and left the room for several minutes to be mponeva, and returning stripped in the heartbreaking detail as the pain in the side meant that he had stopped enjoying the sport he loved. "Of course I've been fighting for a long time and I've been suffering for about twenty months," he said. "I practically did everything I could to try to make me feel better and it did not help me load. "I'm in a better place than six months ago but still a lot of pain, it was difficult." I'm going to play here. I can still play at a certain level, not at a level where I'm happy to play. It's not just this. The pain is really too much, I do not want to continue playing this way. "I tried pretty much everything I could do but it did not work, and in mid-December I talked to my team and told them I can not keep doing this." I thought I needed an end point because I was playing without having idea of when the pain would stop. "I told them, maybe I could go through this to Wimbledon, it's where I would stop playing, but I'm not even sure I can do it." He asked if this could be his last event, he replied: "There's a chance for sure." The accounts were paid to Murray from all over the tennis world when he announced he could no longer play through the pain barrier. The champion in defense of the Australia Open, Roger Federer, said: "I was disappointed and sad, a little shocked, to know now that we will lose him at some point, but at some point we will lose all. "It is only now that it is defined." ANDY MURRAY TIMELINE: PROBLEMS WITH INJURY 9 June 2017 – Murray puts the shaky form going to the French Open behind him to reach the semi-finals before losing against the Swiss ace Stan Wawrinka but begins to feel the flare-up of a long-standing hip problem that had previously been under control on June 27, 2017 – Murray does not mention his problem in the hip after losing his first game from Queen is known as Jordan Thompson, but is forced to recognize him publicly when he leaves a scheduled show at Hurlingham Club, a move quoted as a precaution July 2, 2017 – After pulling out a second Hurlingham match, Murray calm the pa ure that could be forced to lose Wimbledon confirming on the eve of the tournament that will play on July 12, 2017 – Walking with an obvious limp, Murray makes his way in the quarterfinals, but the title defense ends with a loss of five sets against Sam Querrey. Later, Murray insists he does not expect to be away from the tour for too long. August 26, 2017 – Having pulled out of two Masters events and lost his No 1 world position to Rafael Nadal, Murray goes to New York with the intention of returning to the United States. Open. But two days before the tournament announces at a press conference he is pulling out, saying his side is too painful to give him the chance to win the tournamentSeptember 6, 2017 – Murray returns home for further consultations with a number of hip specialists then he announces that he will miss the rest of the year but hopes to avoid surgery. January 2, 2018 – Murray plans the Brisbane International for his second comeback attempt only to pull out on the eve of his first game. In a sentimental post on Instagram accompanied by a photo of a child, Murray says: "I choose this photo because the little child inside of me just wants to play tennis and compete, I miss a lot and I would give anything to be back out there. "January 8, 2018 – Murray announces that he has undergone hip surgery in Melbourne.In an optimistic assessment, he says that surgeon John O & # 39; Donnell is very happy and is taking aims a return for the season on the field of grassMar 28, 2018 – Murray publishes his first picture on social media after returning to training by Patrick Mouratoglou Academy in Nice May 8, 2018 – After Murray has not participated in a Challenger tournament in Glasgow that had been assigned for his return, he emerged he suffered a quip on his recovery and was forced to take more time away from court on June 5, 2018 – Murray says he is & # 39; approaching & # 39; ; to u n return but pulls out of his first budding event of the season at the Libema Open in HollandJune 16, 2018 – After two weeks in the field, Murray announces just before the draw that will make his comeback to the Fever-Tree Championships at the Queen & # 39; s Club June 19, 2018 – A full 342 days after his last competitive outing, Murray finally returns to the field in the Fever-Tree Championships against Nick Kyrgios. He fights well but eventually loses his first-round game 2-6, 7-6 (7/4) 7-5. June 25, 2018 – Murray beats Wawrinka in Eastbourne but is quietly sent to the UK No. 1 round of 1 Kyle Edmund as he continues to feel his way through the games July 30, 2018 – Murray fans grow in confidence for the Scottish's increased participation and race to the quarterfinals – where he is beaten due to a pass to Alex de Minaur – suggests that he is slowly growing again 13 August 2018 – A first round of Lucas Pouille shows that Murray is struggling to resume the form that has seen going to win Wimbledon twice, while his hip problems see him hold back in three-set matchAugust 30, 2018 – In only his fifth return tournament since he returned from hip surgery, Murray wobbled in four sets against Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the US Open as the stifling conditions did little to help his cause. His limping visibility between the points became more and more evident when the points rolled on 28 September 2018 – A defeat in the quarterfinals in Shenzen and Verdasco saw Murray calling the time in the 2018 season while taking time to get himself in the best possible conditions for 2019 Australian OpenDecember 27, 2018 – Despite some time since losing to Verdasco in Asia, Murray admits that the pain is still important as he prepares to play at Brisbane International, a tournament of heating for the Australian Open. In his last draw against Russian star Daniil Medvedev, Murray is comfortably beaten 7-5, 6-2 while fears grow beyond the conditions of his hip. 10 January 2019 – Leaves the Australian Open press in tears and suggests its time in Melbourne could be its last Grand Slam tournament due to too much pain to keep playing