Andy Murray’s Australian Open run ends in battling defeat to Bautista Agut

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  • Spaniard prevails 6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 in Melbourne
  • Briton succumbs after 14 hours on court over three matches

A day and a half after seemingly dragging his body to its limits, Andy Murray was back and at it again in the singles. He started his third-round match a shadow of himself, barely even able to move, but then he loosened up. He began to play. One fist pump at a time, he let every single onlooker know. Somehow, he ended up snatching a set.

It was a thrilling last stand that encapsulated his resilience and grit, but it was not enough. As Murray’s immense workload finally caught up with him, his resurgent Australian Open came to an end as he fell 6-1, 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-4 to Roberto Bautista Agut.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Melbourne Park
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