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Andy Murray shirtless as he relaxes in the sun with his mother Judy

He left the Australian Open in spectacular fashion after announcing that the match may well be his last due to an ongoing hip problem.

And Andy Murray took some well-earned time off following the competition, as he spent time with his mother Judy in the Melbourne sunshine on Wednesday.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, 31, went shirtless as they soaked up the sun on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne’s central business district.

Chilled: Andy Murray took some well-earned time off following the competition, as he spent time with his mother Judy in the Melbourne sunshine on Wednesday

The tennis star donned a pair of black sports sports and trainers as he reclined on a bench by the side of the water, while chatting to his to his mum.

Judy also opted for a sporty look, wearing a pale blue T-shirt and a pair of gym leggings and some black sandals, ensuring to hydrate with a bottle of water.

After a quick rest where the pair chatted to fans, Murray slipped on his T-shirt before they meandered along the river.  

Basking: The two-time Wimbledon champion, 31, went shirtless as they soaked up the sun on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne's central business district

Basking: The two-time Wimbledon champion, 31, went shirtless as they soaked up the sun on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne’s central business district

Wow: The tennis hunk showcased his rippling abs as he slipped on a white T-shirt

Wow: The tennis hunk showcased his rippling abs as he slipped on a white T-shirt

Wow: The tennis hunk showcased his rippling abs as he slipped on a white T-shirt

Murray recently thanked his fans in an emotional Facebook post after he was knocked out of the Australian Open in what may have been his final match.

He staged a defiant fightback against Roberto Bautista Agut during a four-hour thriller in Melbourne but was finally beaten in five sets. 

Murray, who announced last week he would retire this year due to injury, praised the ‘incredible atmosphere’ at the match and said: ‘What a f***ing night that was’.

Congratulating his opponent, he said: ‘Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support tonight. It was an incredible atmosphere and I feel very lucky that I got to experience it.’

Relaxing: Judy also opted for a sporty look, wearing a pale blue T-shirt and a pair of gym leggings and some black sandals, ensuring to hydrate with a bottle of water

Relaxing: Judy also opted for a sporty look, wearing a pale blue T-shirt and a pair of gym leggings and some black sandals, ensuring to hydrate with a bottle of water

Thank you! Murray recently thanked his fans in an emotional Facebook post after he was knocked out of the Australian Open in what may have been his final match

Thank you! Murray recently thanked his fans in an emotional Facebook post after he was knocked out of the Australian Open in what may have been his final match

After the match Murray’s fellow tennis legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic paid tribute in a montage shown on the stadium’s big screen.

Struggling to hold back tears in a post match interview on court, the Scot told the crowd: ‘Maybe I’ll see you again. I’ll do everything possible to try.’

Murray has said he hopes to play at Wimbledon this summer but has admitted his injuries may prevent him from playing again.

The former world number one told how he ‘gave everything I had’ after he lost in five sets to 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut just days after he announced he will retire this year because of injury.

Defeated: He staged a defiant fightback against Roberto Bautista Agut during a four-hour thriller in Melbourne but was finally beaten in five sets

Defeated: He staged a defiant fightback against Roberto Bautista Agut during a four-hour thriller in Melbourne but was finally beaten in five sets

What a night! Murray, who announced last week he would retire this year due to injury, praised the 'incredible atmosphere' at the match and said: 'What a f***ing night that was'

What a night! Murray, who announced last week he would retire this year due to injury, praised the ‘incredible atmosphere’ at the match and said: ‘What a f***ing night that was’

Congratulating his opponent, he said: 'Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support tonight. It was an incredible atmosphere and I feel very lucky that I got to experience it.'

Congratulating his opponent, he said: ‘Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support tonight. It was an incredible atmosphere and I feel very lucky that I got to experience it.’

In the montage video Nadal thanked him for the contribution to the sport saying: ‘sometimes, life is not perfect’ and Federer added: ‘I’m your biggest fan.’

Novak Djokovic remembered the time Murray ‘kicked my butt pretty badly’ when they met aged 12 in France.

Murray was cheered on for four gruelling hours by the Melbourne crowd packed with British fans, including his mother Judy and brother Jamie.

His mother, who has rarely ever misses a match involving her son, was clearly emotional as she watched him fall to defeat in the first round tie, losing to the Spaniard 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2.

Tributes: After the match Murray's fellow tennis legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic paid tribute in a montage shown on the stadium's big screen

Tributes: After the match Murray’s fellow tennis legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic paid tribute in a montage shown on the stadium’s big screen

Struggles: The former world number one told how he 'gave everything I had' after he lost in five sets to 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut just days after he announced he will retire this year because of injury

Struggles: The former world number one told how he ‘gave everything I had’ after he lost in five sets to 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut just days after he announced he will retire this year because of injury

After the montage and as the spectators gave him a standing ovation, Murray said: ‘I’ve been very fortunate and unlucky to compete in an era with the guys who’ve been around.

‘Roger, Rafa, Novak, have been incredibly difficult opponents but we’ve had some incredible moments, great battles that I think will live long in the memories of the fans.

‘To have the respect of your peers is obviously the most important thing and it’s very nice they took the time to do that, I really appreciate it.’

Biggest fan: In the montage video Nadal thanked him for the contribution to the sport saying: 'sometimes, life is not perfect' and Federer added: 'I'm your biggest fan'

Biggest fan: In the montage video Nadal thanked him for the contribution to the sport saying: ‘sometimes, life is not perfect’ and Federer added: ‘I’m your biggest fan’

Champion: Novak Djokovic remembered the time Murray 'kicked my butt pretty badly' when they met aged 12 in France

Champion: Novak Djokovic remembered the time Murray ‘kicked my butt pretty badly’ when they met aged 12 in France

Support system: Murray was cheered on for four gruelling hours by the Melbourne crowd packed with British fans, including his mother Judy and brother Jamie

Support system: Murray was cheered on for four gruelling hours by the Melbourne crowd packed with British fans, including his mother Judy and brother Jamie

British supporters had greeted their hero with a deafening roar as he walked onto court, and some held aloft a banner that read: ‘There will only ever be one Andy Murray. Thanx for the memories.’

His wife Kim Sears, 31, who gave birth to their second daughter in 2017 and rarely misses a game, was not in the crowd.

Judy, who appeared clearly emotional after his defeat, posted an image on Twitter of her son mocked up as Henry V, alongside a quote from the William Shakespeare play of the same name, which read: ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.’

Always there: His mother, who has rarely ever misses a match involving her son, was clearly emotional as she watched him fall to defeat in the first round tie, losing to the Spaniard 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2

Always there: His mother, who has rarely ever misses a match involving her son, was clearly emotional as she watched him fall to defeat in the first round tie, losing to the Spaniard 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2

Sweet: After the montage and as the spectators gave him a standing ovation, Murray said: 'I've been very fortunate and unlucky to compete in an era with the guys who've been around

Sweet: After the montage and as the spectators gave him a standing ovation, Murray said: ‘I’ve been very fortunate and unlucky to compete in an era with the guys who’ve been around

Struggling to hold back tears in a post match interview on court, the Scot told the crowd: ‘Thanks so so much to everyone that came out tonight. I love playing here. If that was my last match, what an amazing way to end.

‘I gave everything I had. It wasn’t enough tonight.

‘Thanks again. Thanks to everyone for all of the support – my team, my family, and everyone who has contributed to my career.

‘Maybe I’ll see you again. I’ll do everything possible to try.

Sporting hero: British supporters had greeted their hero with a deafening roar as he walked onto court, and some held aloft a banner that read: 'There will only ever be one Andy Murray. Thanx for the memories'

Sporting hero: British supporters had greeted their hero with a deafening roar as he walked onto court, and some held aloft a banner that read: ‘There will only ever be one Andy Murray. Thanx for the memories’

‘If I want to go again, I’ll need to have a big operation, which there’s no guarantee I’ll be able to come back from anyway, but I’ll give it my best shot.’

Speaking in a press conference after the match a dejected Murray told reporters: ‘If today was my last match, look, it was a brilliant way to finish.

‘I literally gave everything that I had on the court, fought as best as I could, and performed a lot better than what I should have done with the amount I’ve been able to practice and train.’.

The Scot looked in good spirits as he signed autographs for fans who watched him train alongside his coaching team.

He said ahead of today’s match: ‘I know I’ve got no chance of winning this tournament and most likely I’m going to lose in the first round.

‘I’m not happy about that. Because of the way the last six months of competing have gone, I could win but it’s likely that I won’t. It’s going to be uncomfortable.

Absent: His wife Kim Sears, 31, who gave birth to their second daughter in 2017 and rarely misses a game, was not in the crowd

Absent: His wife Kim Sears, 31, who gave birth to their second daughter in 2017 and rarely misses a game, was not in the crowd

‘If it is my last match, I want to try and enjoy it – enjoy the whole experience, which is maybe something during my career that I’ve not done.

‘I’ve always been focused on tactics and winning and finding a way.’

In an emotional press conference on Friday morning, Murray broke down in tears as he revealed he would retire.

He told how the pain had become so unbearable that he is even struggling to put on socks and shoes.

After leaving the emotional media gathering in Melbourne, Murray returned to his hotel and posed for a selfie with his mother Judy.

He wrote on Instagram: ‘Best way to feel better after a tough day is a big cuddle from your mum.

‘Genuinely been very touched by all of the messages and support from everybody today.

‘It means a lot and has made me feel much more positive than when I woke this morning. Thank you so much.’

If it was his final ever match, it would bring down the curtain on one of the great British sporting careers, one that has seen him win three Grand Slams, two Olympic golds and the Davis Cup. 

Murray turned professional in 2005, and has earned £47,887,069 (AU$84,891,060) in prize money.

He has won 45 career titles with a singles match record of 663 wins and 190 losses.

Became the first British player since 1977 to win a Grand Slam singles tournament in the 2012 US Open final with victory over Novak Djokovic.

Murray is the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since 1936.

Won the Olympic gold medal at London 2012 and Rio 2016, making him the only player to win two Olympic singles titles, before becoming the world No.1. 

Murray was named the ATP Player of the Year in 2016 and was the flagbearer for Great Britain at the Rio Olympics in the same year.

He is a member of the ‘Big Four’ who have dominated men’s tennis since 2004, alongside Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Historic: If it was his final ever match, it would bring down the curtain on one of the great British sporting careers, one that has seen him win three Grand Slams, two Olympic golds and the Davis Cup

Historic: If it was his final ever match, it would bring down the curtain on one of the great British sporting careers, one that has seen him win three Grand Slams, two Olympic golds and the Davis Cup

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