The 34-year-old lost in straight sets to the world No 120 - the first time the Scotsman has lost to someone ranked outside the top 100 at a Grand Slam.
Murray struggled for sharpness against his tenacious opponent in a 6-4 6-4 6-4 defeat.
Andy Murray crashed out of the Australian Open to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel on Thursday
When asked if he planned to return to the Australian Open in the future, Murray responded: 'I mean, yeah. But not if I do what I did tonight too often this season.
'This is a really important year for me for a number of reasons and I want