Andy Murray had an emotional farewell at the Australian Open after falling for Roberto Bautista


The British tennis player Andy Murrayformer world number one and currently 229th in the ATP ranking,and say goodbye to your last Australian Open after losing for 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4) and 6-2 before the spanish Roberto Bautista (24) in first-round emotional duels.

Murray, who won three Grand Slam medals, two Olympic gold medals and a Masters Tournament, announced last week that he will retire after the conclusion of Wimbledon, so the showdown at Melbourne Park was full of excitement for the Scot.

The Briton, who did not play the last edition of the Australian Open due to an injury, drew his pride and intimidated a Baptist bullied by the force of a stands that did not want to rule the legend.

Despite the two improbable sets reached by the British to establish the tie on the scoreboard, the Spaniard's freshness remained intact against an exhausted Murray and with obvious problems in the back.

In the final set, the Spaniard certified his pass to the second round after a exciting game that came to four hoursand won for the first time in his career the Scot after the three defeats he suffered in the past.

Finally, the public in Melbourne gave a warm ovation to Murray, who, moreover, was surprised with a video of appreciation of the main figures of the tennis, like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, among others.

"If it was my last game, then it was an incredible way to finish," Murray said cheerfully in the post-match interview.

Bautista, meanwhile, will face John Millman in the second round, who defeated Argentine Federico Delbonis.

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