Andy Murray has crashed out of the Australian Open in the third round.
The British player lost in four sets 6-1 6-7 (7) 6-3 6-4 to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.
The defeat came after Murray’s marathon second round match against Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis – which lasted five hours and 45 minutes, finishing at 4am.
Coupled with a near five-hour first-round win over Matteo Berrettini, the Scot had spent 10 hours and 34 minutes on court just making it through to the last 32.
To begin with it appeared he would offer little resistance against Bautista Agut but after another three hours and 29 minutes of playing time, his battle was lost.
This was the first time at a grand slam since the French Open in 2017 that Murray has been the last British singles player standing.
The contest also came four years after he revealed the extent of his hip pain and that he was considering retiring ahead of a first-round clash with Bautista Agut.