Australian Open: Andy Murray Crashes Out in Battling Defeat to Bautista Agut

Australian Open: Andy Murray Crashes Out in Battling Defeat to Bautista Agut

  • Andy Murray has been defeated by impressive Bautista Agut as the Australian Open run ends for the Briton
  • Bautista put up a strong performance to win 6-1 6-7 6-3 6-4 as Murray looked exhausted throughout the tie
  • Murray had been in action for ten hours and 34 minutes into the middle of the night the previous day

Andy Murray has crashed out of the Australian Open as he was unable to pull off a miracle against impressive Roberto Bautista Agut.

The British tennis player from Scotland went down 6-1 6-7 6-3 6-4 to the Spaniard as he could not manage the effects of exhaustion.

The came barely thirty-nine hours after walking off the court at 4am, as Murray struggled to properly bend to pick up his water bottle in the early stages.

Andy Murray, Bautista Agut, Tennis, Australian Open
Andy Murray crashes out of the Australian Open after losing to Bautista Agut in the third round. Photo: Will Murray
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Guardian reports that he looked exhausted and was not really in shape to take on the kind of player who would prove highly troublesome to anyone even in full fitness.

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Bautista was impressive during the game and was consistent with his strokes as he was ultimately too strong for Murray who was in action for ten hours and 34 minutes into the middle of the night the previous day.

The five-time finalist looked winded, going down on his haunches more frequently between points.

Medvedev mocks Djokovic

Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev seemingly made fun of Novak Djokovic's injury scare during the Adelaide International ahead of the Australian Open.

Djokovic faced the Russian star in the semifinals and was able to shrug off an injury to win the game and send a defiant message.

A section of social media users are convinced that Medvedev was mocking Djokovic. A video circulating online shows him clutching at his hamstring.

Serena Williams becomes Jehovah’s Witness

Sports Brief earlier reported that Serena Williams underwent Jehovah's Witness baptism, which is a significant milestone for the a 41-year-old tennis legend who recently announced her retirement from the sport.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner was baptized on Sunday, January 8, at the Jehovah's Witness Assembly in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Serena was raised as a Jehovah's Witness by her family while her daughter Olympia is being brought up in the doctrine as well.

Source: Sports Brief News

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