Andy Murray goes for a practice hit and signs autographs for the first round

Andy Murray goes for a practice hit and signs autographs while he prepares for a curtain group against Roberto Bautista Agut in Melbourne

  • Andy Murray must be on the job later for the last time
  • The former world No. 1 announced his retirement last week due to a hip injury
  • He faces the No 22 seed Roberto Bautista-Agut in the first round of Australian Open

James Dutton for mailonline

Andy Murray was on the practice course at Melbourne Park a few hours earlier, which could prove to be the last game of his glittering career.

The former world No. 1 announced last week that he would retire, but a chronic hip injury could force him to name it one day before his planned homecoming at Wimbledon.

Murray is faced with a tough opponent in the form of No 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut in his attempt to make the second round.

Andy Murray was at the training ground in Melbourne Park for his first round match

Andy Murray was at the training ground in Melbourne Park for his first round match

The former world No. 1 signed signatures while making his possible farewell performance

The former world No. 1 signed signatures while making his possible farewell performance

The former world No. 1 signed signatures while making his possible farewell performance

He looked good when he signed signatures for fans who saw him training alongside his coaching team.

Tribute came to Murray from the tennis world when he announced that he could no longer get through the pain boundary.

The defending Australian Open champion Roger Federer joined the chorus and admitted that the news caused shock waves in the locker room.

"It obviously touches us top people because we know Andy very well," he said on Sunday.

Murray practices his net game for his possible curtain call at the Australian Open

Murray practices his net game for his possible curtain call at the Australian Open

Murray practices his net game for his possible curtain call at the Australian Open

Murray gets a fist from his trainer when he is ready to endure the pain on Monday

Murray gets a fist from his trainer when he is ready to endure the pain on Monday

Murray gets a fist from his trainer when he is ready to endure the pain on Monday

& # 39; We like him. He does not have many enemies, to be honest. He is a good guy, Hall of Famer, legend.

I was disappointed and sad, a bit startled, to know now that we are going to lose it at some point, but at some point we will lose everyone. It is just now that it is final. & # 39;

"Of course I hope he can play a good Australian Open and he can continue playing, really finish as he wants at Wimbledon."

The 31-year-old came out cheerfully when he prepared for Roberto Bautista Agut

The 31-year-old came out cheerfully when he prepared for Roberto Bautista Agut

The 31-year-old came out cheerfully when he prepared for Roberto Bautista Agut

Murray wrapped a towel around his neck to cope with the blistering conditions in Melbourne

Murray wrapped a towel around his neck to cope with the blistering conditions in Melbourne

Murray wrapped a towel around his neck to cope with the blistering conditions in Melbourne

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