The Australian Open is over for tennis player Andy Murray. The 35-year-old Scot had to beat Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round. Murray won his first two matches in Melbourne in five sets and also fought Bautista Agut for what he was worth, but was defeated in four sets: 6-1 6-7 (7) 6-3 6-4.
The former number 1 in the world and five-time finalist in Melbourne started the game with difficulty and moved with difficulty. Murray was still visibly bothered by the heavy and long matches earlier in the week against the Italian Matteo Berrettini and the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis. The Scot had nothing to say in the first set, but then fought himself into the match.
To loud cheers from the crowd in the Margaret Court Arena, he took the second set in the tiebreak after Bautista Agut himself had dropped two set points. Murray celebrated by standing on the track, hands on hips, cheering the fans for seconds.
The third set went 6-3 to Bautista Agut. In the fourth, Murray took the lead with an early break, but the 34-year-old Spaniard quickly came back. A break in the ninth game earned him the win. Bautista Agut will face American Tommy Paul in the fourth round, who defeated his compatriot Jenson Brooksby in three sets (6-1 6-4 6-3).
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