Murray bows out in Australian Open epic

Murray trolls Kyrgios

After almost pulling off one of the gutsiest comebacks of his career, Murray faces an agonising decision between surgery on a chronic hip injury or a farewell match at his beloved Wimbledon.

The Scot, who said he will retire this season because of chronic hip pain, seemed finished at two sets and a break down to the 22nd seeded Spaniard in the first round but somehow battled back to force a fifth set.

As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Karen Khachanov to win.

He said, "If this was my last match, this was a great way to end". "It's like, oh, surely you want something that says the Murray Tennis Centre, come and see, that tells the story of the boys or whatever".

"Tonight I gave everything I had, it wasn't enough tonight".

Monday saw Andy Murray play his last match at the Australian Open. I'm actually just trying to figure that out right now.

"I've pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn't helped loads". That, however, means that he would never be able to play tennis again.

'I've honestly loved playing here over the years, it's an wonderful place to play tennis.

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But the world No.37 surged back into the match as he lifted his aggression in the third, the fans at Melbourne Arena lifting in volume as he rose in confidence and broke his opponent's serve twice. I gave literally everything I had.

After the match, Murray was interviewed on the court by Mark Petchey, one of the BBC's tennis reporters and Murray's first coach as a professional. "I don't want to continue playing that way".

Murray will have the 24-hour flight from Australia back to the United Kingdom to consider his next move after being beaten in five sets against Roberto Bautista Agut in Melbourne.

There's something exquisite about a Roger Federer backhand that no matter how many times he has played it, we never get exhausted of it.

When he won the third-set tiebreaker, Murray unleashed another holler, the kind he has usually reserved for Grand Slam finals.

Both players' fortunes have changed since they last faced each other over the net. Still, the near-comeback was a small reminder of what has made Murray one of the best players of his generation.

Bautista Agut broke for 2-1 in the third and just as the end looked like it would come quickly, Murray had the crowd, including mum Judy and brother Jamie, back on their feet after a victor down the line to break back.

Murray's emotional exit speech in Melbourne illustrated the double Olympic gold medallist and 2012 US Open champion's distress about leaving the sport which has been his life for the past two decades. In his match against Denis Istomin, Federer Played a number of his classic shots but this one was the best given how he found the narrowest of angles to squeeze his shot through.

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