Shock Defeat For Murray in Australian Open; Loses To #50 Zverev

Number one seed, Andy Murray, has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the round of 16. Murray lost in 4 sets to Mischa Zverev in just under 4 hours at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. 

“Honestly I don’t know how I did it,” Zverev said courtside after winning 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in front of a packed and raucous Rod Laver Arena crowd on Sunday afternoon with attacking tennis of the highest order.

“I just serve and volleyed the whole way to pull it off. Somehow I made it. I got excited [at the end], but the crowd is here, how can you not stay focused? It was kind of easy to stay aggressive but definitely tough to stay calm. It means the world to me, and to have my whole family here, it’s just amazing. Everything is new to me, everything is a little bit unreal, like a dream to me.

“My brother inspires me all the time. He challenges me to do better all the time. He’s still ranked higher than me, so he gets to walk in the door first at home.”

Murray had been the bookies’ favourite to win the first grand slam of the year after the early exit of his closest challenger Djokovic.

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