Tennis – Australian Open: Andy Murray Knocked Out; Nadal & Federer Cruise Through
Regardless of a blending fightback in what could be the last match of his profession, Andy Murray was beaten by Roberto Bautista Agut. On the other hand, Roger Federer traveled through on the very 1st round of the Australian Open.
Three-time grand slam champion Murray, seeks after a Wimbledon swansong, despite uncovering a week ago, about his will to stop due to incapacitating hip damage.
On Melbourne Arena, Andy Murray who is also the five-time runner-up of this tournament, set out toward an insistent thrashing at two sets and a break down.
The Brit drew on his battling soul to return raging and take it to the end, however came up short on steam in the last set, Bautista Agut asking him to leave for good on an enthusiastic night.
Also, Federer who is also the defending champion, saw off Denis Istomin 6-3 6-4 6-4, as he facilitated to a fifteenth progressive triumph at Melbourne Park.
Federer will confront Dan Evans in the second round in the wake of keeping up his ideal record against Istomin.
The Swiss maestro did not confront a single break point in a normal triumph.
The 21-year-old served 40 aces to Isner’s 47 and the match guaranteed only one break each as the longshot asserted his first grand slam win.
Edmund, the thirteenth seed, went down 6-3 6-0 7-5 to previous world number four Tomas Berdych – making his significant rebound following back medical procedure – and Andreas Seppi expelled Johnson 6 4 6-4 6-3.
This tribute to Andy Murray, featuring Roger and Rafa and Novak and so many more, will give you all the feels. pic.twitter.com/1e1M9S8MUY
— SI Tennis (@SI_Tennis) January 14, 2019
Roberto Bautista Agut wins!
The Spaniard takes victory over Andy Murray 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-2.
And there ends a monumental tennis match!
Five-time finalist Andy Murray bows out of the #AusOpen for the last time.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 14, 2019
This is the Andy Murray I’ll always remember, not the trophies, but the grit and determination to never go down without one hell of a fight ❤️ 4hrs in pain, unbelievable! #AusOpen #bbctennis #andymurray
— Kat Hartwell Goose (@Kat_HGoose) January 14, 2019
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2019
Nadal comes back from 0-2 0-40 down and takes the 2nd set.
Up 6-4, 6-3 on Duckworth.
He is pumped.
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) January 14, 2019
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