Bautista Agut happy he stopped Murray from mounting comeback

Roberto Bautista Agut is happy he ‘held his nerves and tension’ to see off Andy Murray, after he stopped the Brit from mounting another epic comeback to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open

  • Roberto Bautista Agut beat Andy Murray in four sets to reach the fourth round
  • Murray pulled level in the second set, before the Spaniard raced to victory
  • REPORT: Murray crashes out after tiring 14 hours action in three matches

Roberto Bautista Agut was relieved to fend off another epic comeback by Andy Murray as the Spaniard reached the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-7 6-3 6-4 victory.

Murray produced excellent comebacks in his opening two games of the competition, but Bautista Agut responded well after the Scot clinched the second set after a tie break.

After the game, the Spaniard said: ‘Always playing Andy at a Grand Slam is very tough. He knows the game very well, he knows very well how to play a Grand Slam match.

Roberto Bautista Agut put in an impressive display to beat Andy Murray and advance

‘I’m very happy with how I held the nerves and tension. I’m very happy with the win. There was a lot of love for Andy.’

He added: ‘I’m feeling well on the court, I’m competing well, I’m doing everything I can outside the court to play good matches,.

‘Today was obviously very tough but I enjoyed the match, the atmosphere. I think I’m prepared to play a good match in the next round.’

Bautista Agut will next play American Tommy Paul in the fourth round of the Australian Open. 

Murray crashed out after playing over 14 hours of tennis in six days across three games

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