Andy Murray fails in the first round of the Australian Open


British tennis star Andy Murray loses in Melbourne may be the last game in a Grand Slam tournament. In the women’s Wimbledon champion pulls Angelique Kerber scores in the second round.

It was for Andy Murray? The two-time Wimbledon and Olympic champion from great Britain was eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open, despite a great struggle. The 31-Year-old lost against the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in five sets with 4:6, 4:6, 7:6, 7:6 and 2:6. After the first two sets, Murray looked like a certain loser, then rose, however, and decided with great nervous strength of the gears three and four, respectively, in the Tiebreak. After the 2:2 compensation clenched in the Briton fists and shouted his joy out, as well as his mother and brother in the stands. In the decisive fifth set, Murray went out, but then the forces. He suffered two Breaks. As Murray cheered at the level of 1:5 hit and the audience it euphoric, ran the British tears on the cheeks. After about four hours of play, the 30-year-old Spaniard Bautista Agut converted his second match ball. “Today I have given everything,” said Murray then with a broken voice. “I loved to play here.”

In an emotional press conference ahead of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, Murray had announced because of persistent hip pain in his resignation this year. “I’m not sure if I can still play for four or five months in pain”, Murray said. “I want to make it to Wimbledon, and then stop, but I’m not sure if I’ll do it.”

The number two seed, Spaniard Rafael Nadal supernatant, however, in the first round without any trouble. The 32-Year-old beat Australia’s James Duckworth in three sets 6:4, 6:3 and 7:5. Defending champion Roger Federer won his opening match with a solid performance. And the winner of the last two years decided by the duel with the Uzbek Denis Istomin 6:3, 6:4 and 6:4. The 37-year-old Federer would be a further Triumph with seven titles, is the sole record champion in Melbourne.

For three German tennis professionals, the opening round was were in Melbourne, by contrast, is already the Terminus – after four record-low. Jan-Lennard Struff lost against the Australian Matthew Ebden, Peter Gojowczyk against the Russians Karen Chatschanow and qualifier Rudolf Molleker against Argentina’s Diego Sebastian Schwartzman.

Kerber without effort more

In the women’s Wimbledon champion pulled Angelique Kerber scores in the second round. The world ranked Second, won her first match against the Slovenian Polona Hercog in two sets 6:2, 6:2. Kerber had only four break balls, you are able to defend all of them confidently. “All in All it was a good, consistent Match,” said the 30-Year-old. “I have used at the beginning a bit to find my rhythm. The first rounds are always difficult for me. In the second set, I felt a bit more liberated.” Next opponent of Germany’s “Sportswoman of the year 2018” is the Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia.

For Görges and Petkovic

Disappointed, Julia Görges

Surprisingly, Julia Görges is excreted. The German number two was defeated Danielle Collins from the United States in three sets with 6:2, 6:7 (5:7) and 4:6. In the second set Görges to hit for the match win and only two balls was not removed from the catchment in the next round, took advantage of this opportunity. After 2:24 hours, the first-round K. o. in the Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2018. “The disappointment is there, is clear. In the first two sets I have shown a good Match, but unfortunately, out of Hand,” said Görges. Before one week ago, the 30-Year-old had won the preparation tournament in Auckland, new Zealand. Opponent Collins had won to date not one single Match with one of the four most important Tennis tournaments.

Even for Andrea Petkovic at the Australian Open is over already. The 31-Year-old had against the Rumanian Irina-Camelia Begu obvious circulatory problems, and gave up when the score was 7:6 (7:3), 3:4 . It was first minutes on the court and could sit only with the help of others in an upright position on a chair. As Petkovic could go back, congratulated them Begu and did not continue the game.