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Australian Open: Andy Murray suffers shock defeat in fourth round

Andy Murray’s hopes of a first Australian Open title blew up in smoke as the world number one tumbled out in the fourth round to an inspired Mischa Zverev.

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Johanna Konta makes a forehand return on her way to victory over Caroline Wozniacki. Picture: Kin Cheung

Johanna Konta heading to the very top

The Australians are trying to claim her as one of their own, but Johanna Konta is having none of it.

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Rafael Nadal is chasing his 15th grand slam title

Rafael Nadal gets a boost from five-set win

Rafael Nadal says his five-set win against Alexander Zverev has given him a huge boost of confidence for the rest of the Australian Open.

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Andy Murray is congratulated by defeated opponent Sam Querrey after winning their third-round match at Melbourne Park. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Everything falling into place for Andy Murray at Aussie Open

Slowly, slowly, step by step, everything is falling into place for Andy Murray at the 
Australian Open.

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Andy Murray is through to the final 16 of the Aussie Open(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Australian Open: Andy Murray in last 16 after win over Sam Querrey

Andy Murray did what rival Novak Djokovic could not by beating Sam Querrey with ease to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

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Novak Djokovic makes a backhand return during his shock defeat to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin. Picutre: Kin Cheung/AP

Novak Djokovic’s hunger questioned after stunning defeat

Novak Djokovic had to defend himself against accusations of lacking motivation after the 12-time grand slam champion crashed out of the Australian Open.

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Johanna Konta serves during her win over Naomi Osaka of Japan at the Australian Open. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Johanna Konta enhances her status as a genuine contender

Johanna Konta uses big words, according to Naomi Osaka, but the British No 1 had bigger shots too in her straight-sets win over the Japanese at the Australian Open.

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Andy Murray is watched by his coach Ivan Lendl during practice. Picture: Dita Alangkara/AP

Andy Murray odds-on favourite after Novak Djokovic exit

Andy Murray is odds-on favourite to win the Australian Open following Novak Djokovic’s shock second-round exit.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, shakes hands with Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin after his shock defeat in the Australian Open second round.  Picture: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic knocked out of the Australian Open

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open, beaten 7-6 (8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 by wild-card entry Denis Istomin in a second-round match on Thursday.

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Sir Andy Murray shows his discomfort as he tries to run for the ball after injuring his ankle during his second round win over Andrey Rublev at the Australian Open. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Sir Andy Murray makes net gains in Melbourne despite pain

On Monday, Sir Andy Murray looked as fit as a flea, it was just his game that was a bit ragged. Yesterday, his game was in 
full flow but his ankle was throbbing.

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Dan Evans celebrates his victory against Croatia's Marin Cilic. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Dan Evans defeats Maric Cilic for best win over his career

Britain’s Dan Evans landed the best win of his career and biggest shock of the Australian Open so far as he knocked out seventh seed Marin Cilic in four enthralling sets.

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Roger Federer celebrates his second round win over Noah Rubin on day three of the Australian Open.  Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Federer extends run of reaching 3rd round to 18 Aussie Opens

Roger Federer relied on his Grand Slam experience during the most important points to beat Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday, maintaining his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he’s contested.

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Andy Murray practises under the watchful eye of coach Ivan Lendl.  Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Andrey Rublev must box clever to trouble Andy Murray

When this morning’s work is done, Andy Murray will have plenty to talk about with his opponent – Andrey Rublev’s dad was a boxer and Murray loves his boxing.

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Andy Murray didn't like the water bottle given to him. Picture:

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Andy Murray upset by unfamiliar water bottle at Aussie Open

As Andy Murray laboured to a first round victory over Illya Marchenko at the Australian Open the world No 1 was seen to berate himself as he struggled to find his best form.

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Serena Williams prepares to serve during her victory over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the first round match of the Australian Open. Picture: Andy Brownbill/AP

Serena Williams wins - then bangs the drum for equality

Serena Williams is choosing her moments carefully. Deep contemplation on her recent engagement, she says, can wait until after the Australian Open. Equality? The time to make a statement is now.

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Kyle Edmund defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia on day 2 of the Australian Open.  Picture: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Kyle Edmund joins Andy Murray and Dan Evans in second round

Kyle Edmund made it three British men into the Australian Open second round by sailing past Colombian Santiago Giraldo in straight sets.

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Britain's Johanna Konta en route to victory over Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens. Picture: Andy Brownbill/AP

British No 1 Johanna Konta battles past Kirsten Flipkens

Johanna Konta could not deliver the same brilliance that won her the title in Sydney last week but still proved too strong for Kirsten Flipkens in the Australian Open first round.

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Britain's Heather Watson waves after defeating Australia's Samantha Stosur. Picture: Andy Brownbill/AP

Heather Watson beats home hope Sam Stosur at Australian Open

Heather Watson dug deep to see off home favourite Samantha Stosur 6-3 3-6 6-0 on a good day for Brits in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Illya Marchenko. Pic: AFP

Sluggish Andy Murray beats Illya Marchenko at Australian Open

It may not have been the most sparkling start to a grand slam campaign but Andy Murray was through to the second round of the Australian Open. His first grand-slam match as the world No 1 had been negotiated safely.

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Johanna Konta is focusing on one match at a time, but faces a brutal quarter of the draw. Picture: Getty.

Andy Murray backs Johanna Konta to succeed at Austrlian Open

It is all about pressure. As an experienced old hand at reaching the latter stages of major tournaments, Andy Murray knows all about that.

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