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Andy Murray knocked out in first round of Australian Open

Associated Press logoAssociated Press 14/01/2019 14:09:00

Tennis - Australian Open - First Round - Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Britain's Andy Murray wipes his face during the match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson © Thomson ReutersTennis - Australian Open - First Round - Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Britain's Andy Murray wipes his face during the match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Andy Murray nearly pulled off quite a comeback before losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2 to 22nd-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open on Monday, his first opening-round exit from a Grand Slam tournament in a decade.

Murray is a year removed from surgery on his right hip and he announced recently that the pain is such that he will retire in 2019, even though he's only 31. This was his last Australian Open and the question is whether he will be able to compete at Wimbledon, where he won two of his three major titles.

A full house at Melbourne Arena cheered raucously for Murray. But for all of their support, all of their "Let's go, Andy!" chants, Murray could not pull off a victory.

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14. tammikuuta 2019 16:09:00 Categories: Associated Press Liverpool Echo

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