& # 39; Maybe I'll see you again … I'll make every effort to try it & # 39 ;: Andy Murray promises to do everything possible to return to Australian Open after a defeat of five sets against Roberto Bautista Agut
Nathan Salt for Mailonline
Andy Murray has promised to do everything & # 39; to make sure that his five-story story against Roberto Bautista Agut is not his last appearance at the Australian Open.
The former world No. 1 unveiled Thursday in an emotional press conference that he will retire at Wimbledon this year.
But after having delivered a staggering battle in what finally ended in a defeat against the high-flying Spaniard, Murray suggested that he might appear in Melbourne again in twelve months.
Andy Murray has vowed to do everything to appear again at the Australian Open
Murray lost five exciting sets in his last appearance at the Australian Open
The former world No. 1 was emotionally in the final moments in what his last game could ever be
& # 39; Amazing … I'll be fine & # 39 ;, he started his interview after the game. & # 39; Thank you very much everyone who came out tonight. I've enjoyed it a lot over the years, great place to play tennis and if this is my last game, it's a great way to finish.
& # 39; I gave everything I had, it was not enough tonight. Congratulations to Roberto and his team. I really have nothing else to say, thanks to everyone, my family and friends and everyone who contributed to my career.
& # 39; Who knows, maybe I'll see you again. I will make every effort to be here again, but if I do, I will need a major operation again and there is no guarantee that I can come back. & # 39;
Despite the fear of his hip injury, Murray produced a brave battle against Roberto Bautista Agut
He endured a roller coaster of emotions, but in the end he no longer had steam to crush a victory
It is still unclear whether the defeat against Bautista Agut is Murray's last performance in professional tennis, now that he is leaving to consider an operation on his injured hip.
The issue, which has done him very badly in the past two years, took its toll in the last set, and although the diagnosis was not positive, the Scot did not rule out any return in the future.
After dropping the first two sets, it seemed that Murray's time in the Grand Slam competition was fading, but with the help of the crowd he gathered.
"Today was an incredible night and Andy deserves this atmosphere." Said Bautista Agut afterwards.
& # 39; He deserves all the people who came to watch. It was a really good fight, he is a heavy hunter and gave everything to the last point. & # 39;
Bautista Agut praised his opponent and described the evening action as & # 39; unbelievable & # 39;
Murray fans filled the stadium to support Murray in what his last game could ever be