Roberto Bautista reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open by eliminating Andy Murray 6-1, 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-4 after more than three hours.
Andy Murray faced one of the toughest matches at the start of the 2023 season at the Australian Open. He did it after planting himself there Australian Grand Tour 32where he would have to measure himself in this third round against the Spaniards Roberto Bautista. Britti had managed to win two genuine matches Matteo Berrettini and Thanasi Kokkinakis, where he accumulated a total of ten hours between the two duels. On the other hand, the Spanish had a a good debut despite suffering in the previous round against the American Brandon Holt. Indoors against the head Castellón’s four wins stand out compared to the Scot’s three wins. Indeed, Bautista is chaining the last four wins in a row and that’s something he’ll be looking for at this crucial stage of the tournament.
Bautista starts by commanding strongly
The match started strongly for Roberto Bautista. Spanish player managed to score the first three points of the match, including breakage. Andy Murray would respond immediately, but nothing would stop him from doing so Bautista could add three more consecutive points, again on hiatus. Castellón would end the first set with an empty gameor something that would make him start the next batch more motivated.
Murray takes it
At the beginning of the second set, Andy Murray would start to command. The British would add the first point, although again he could see how Roberto Bautista would add three more points consecutive with a service outage. Murray’s point shy would close the gapbut Bautista scored again up the middle with an empty play. Three consecutive points, by the break, made Murray turn the score 5-4. At this point, Bautista would respond to tie the game again. In the end, the set would have to be decided in a tiebreak, where in a moment Andy Murray would draw global warfare
Bautista goes more
In the third set, they had very few opportunities to create a clear gap in electronics. Both deep fighters are looking for the same goal. The Spaniard would be the one to take the necessary break through the break that serves him catches the third.
In the fourth set, the Dunblane man proposed to take it a step further to decide the match in the fifth set, but Bautista was going to oppose it categorically. counter which allowed him to invest himself in more than positive feelings. The British, on the other hand, saw many problems in order to continue their great achievement in the Australian city.
The eighth game completely dynamized the match when Roberto broke and immediately served for the set. Andy moved into a 0-30 lead, even as the battle was coming to a close. Bautista turned the game around and when the match ball came out, he eliminated Murray in this Australian Open.