Andy Murray ended his fairytale run at the Australian Open on Saturday after his defeat against Roberto Bautista Agut. Murray won two long matches. However, Agut proved he was the better tennis player.
According to sportsbook pay per head experts, the Spaniard triumphed 6-1, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-4 to claim the match. He breathed a sigh of relief after he overcame his opponent.
Before his third-round encounter, Murray had already spent more than 10.5 hours on the court. He also had trouble moving around at times.
Andy Murray Exits the Australian Open
In the first round, Murray had to win in five sets against Matteo Berrettini. Also, he came back from being down two sets against Thanasi Kokkinakis in a match that clocked at five hours and 45 minutes. In addition, the match ended at 4:05 am. Murray’s longest career match occurred in the second round and didn’t end until Friday morning.
According to sports betting solution reports, Murray’s lackluster performance in the first set, which was effectively finished before it began, was to be expected given his apparent exhaustion.
However, as he has done throughout his career, Murray dug deep and came back from a breakdown to win a great tiebreak in the second set.
Again, Murray showed the guts and commitment he always brings to the tennis court, but it wasn’t enough to win.
Murray lost the advantage to Bautista Agut for the rest of the match after a particularly taxing second set. Nonetheless, Murray would not let up and, to the absolute end, punished his opponent with many breathtaking strokes. According to the best pay per head bookie, there was a standing ovation for Murray as he hobbled off the court after squandering match point.