& # 39; There will only ever be one Andy Murray … thanx for the memories & # 39 ;: fans honor tribute to tennis amazing during Australian Open during the first round clash with Roberto Bautista Agut as brother Jamie and Mom Judy watch
Luke Augustus for MailOnline
He can be thousands of miles away from home, but Andy Murray got great support from the Australian Open crowd during his first round match with Roberto Bautista Agut.
The British tennis legend announced last week that he intends to withdraw from the sport at Wimbledon as his awkward hip that can continue until then.
However, the triple Grand Slam winner also admitted that the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of the severity of the injury.
Andy Murray received an exuberant reception during his first round in the Australian Open
Murray moved to the Melbourne Arena in his last professional race ever
The 31-year-old revealed for the tournament that he plans to retire this year due to an injury
Support within the Melbourne Arena was clear – as this banner showed for the British legend
And as a result of that news, supporters met on Monday at the Melbourne Arena to show their appreciation for Murray – including his mother Judy and brother Jamie.
As he walked out, a great roar greeted the arrival of the Scot, who waved to the crowd and stuck a thumb in the air, presumably determined to take everything.
His opponent, Agut, is known as one of the fittest and most spirited competitors on tour and was confident that he would give Murray's hip a rigorous investigation.
The Spaniard, however, was against fiery support that was clearly visible in the arena with banners and flags that supported Murray.
Murray's brother Jamie and mum Judy attended his match on Monday
One banner mentioned the incredible performance of Murray – including three Grand Slams
& # 39; There will be only one Andy Murray … thanks for the memories & # 39 ;, read the one while the other read: & # 39; Andy Murray, 2 Wimbledon & # 39; s, 1 US Open, 1 Davis Cup, 2 Olympic gold medals, legend! & # 39;
Despite the fact that he was in Australia, there were also countless Scottish flags that support the 31-year-old and the football shirts of Scotland.
Murray hopes to give them something to cheer.
Several Scottish flags were held high to support the two-time Olympic gold medalist
Scotland football shirts were also on display during his match with Roberto Bautista Agut