Andy Murray has lost the opening two sets of his first-round match at the Australian Open — in what could be his last ever appearance as a professional player.
Murray has already announced he will retire after this year’s Wimbledon, but said his hip injury problems could force him out as soon as his exit from the first Grand Slam of the season in Melbourne.
Playing Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, he lost the opening set 6-4. Showing typical fighting spirit he forced his opponent to serve for the second set but couldn’t avoid going two behind.
Murray is showing clear signs of pain and restricted movement but is being given huge support by the Melbourne crowd as he battles to continue.