The Australian Open has witnessed another sensational shock result with world number one Andy Murray dumped out of the year’s first major in the fourth round by Germany’s Mischa Zverev.
Zverev played the match of his life to secure a 7-5. 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over the Briton to advance to the quarter-finals in a 214-minute tussle.
It means the world’s top two male players are both out of contention as the men’s draw opens up dramatically, following Novak Djokovic’s second-round loss to Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin.
The Zverev name is becoming a lot more recognisable to Australian audiences this year after Mischa’s brother Alexander gave Rafael Nadal an almighty scare in the third round.
A quarter-final fixture awaits Mischa Zverev, who will face the winner of the match between Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori.
The afternoon’s other clash was a completely different affair for match favourite Stanislas Wawrinka, who progressed to the last eight with a straight-sets win over Andreas Seppi.
The former Australian Open winner beat the Italian in a tale of the tie-break, winning 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4).
Wawrinka will face the winner of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s clash with Daniel Evans in the quarter-finals.
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