Andy Murray crashes out of the Australian open with a spirited performance.
Andy Murray was knocked out of the Australian open in the first round by Roberto Bautista Agut. In a spirited comeback which saw him two sets down to claim the third and take it to to 5 sets, ultimately it wasn’t enough but it gave us a final reminder of how naturally gifted he is and what joy he has brought to the sport.
This was a special occasion for Murray and everyone knew it as he entered the ground a rapturous applause was there to greet him and with what may be his final performance he put on a great display that reminded us of the talent he is.
The Former world No 1 broke down in tears at an Australian Open press conference earlier in the week where he confirmed his plans to retire due to being plagued by injuries as of late. The 31- year old Brit was clearly overwhelmed by the whole announcement himself as he left the interview in tears only to return and finish with his usual class.
It has been no secret that Murray had been dealing with injuries to his hip for a longtime as he says ““ I’ve been struggling for a long time, I’ve been in a lot of pain for probably about 20 months.” It is understood that the problem is chronic hip soreness which is the result of wear and tear or arthritis.
It was a sad moment for not just Andy Murray but the whole of the sport as messages filled in from all the top athletes in the whole of sport as they expressed their gratitude for what hes done in his field for not just him but women also.
Murray will always be remembered as a hero and a talisman for British sports, his Olympic wins mean his name is carved into British history forever. A respected gentlemen who places his values above all which is evident in his helping the growth of womens tennis.