Andy Murray (Great Britain, No. 66), who reminded me of his past Big Four, left the Australian Open after the third round.
Murray drew attention again after a 5-set battle against Mateo Berrettini (Italy, No. 14) in the first round and Tanasi Kokinakis (Australia, No. 159) in the second round and dramatically reached the third round, but Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) , 25th place) and finished the journey.
“I have mixed feelings,” Murray said in an interview after the game. I feel like I gave everything to this competition. So I am proud,” he said.
Murray was defeated by Bautista Agut 1-6 7-6(7) 3-6 4-6 in the third round held at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne Park, Australia on the 22nd. Although Murray was defeated, when he won the second set in a tie-break, the fans cheered tremendously and proved that he was still strong on the tour stage.
Bautista Agood, who reached the round of 16, will face Tommy Paul (USA, 35th), who came up after defeating Jensen Brooksby (USA, 39th) with a set score of 3-0.
Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 5th place), the champion candidate, advanced to the round of 16 by overwhelming Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria, 28th place) 7-6(7) 6-3 6-4 without any change. With this win, Djokovic widened his match against Dimitrov to 10-1.
Playing with a hamstring injury, Djokovic credited his first game with a break.
“Early rest was important to me,” Djokovic said. I didn’t know what my body would be like. It went up and down” and “I didn’t know if I could win until the last shot. It was an amazing battle that lasted over 3 hours in 3 sets. I will rest well and prepare for the next game.” 헤라카지노
In the round of 16, Djokovic will face Australia’s Alex De Minnow (24th), who has reached the round of 16 for the second consecutive year following 2022.