Andy Murray crashes out of Australian Open
World number one Andy Murray crashed out of the 2017 Australian Open after he was defeated by world number 50 Mischa Zverev of Germany in the fourth round. Murray lost 5-7, 7-5, 2-6, 4-6 in three hours and 33 minutes. The Brit has reached the finals of the tournament five times, but has always ended up on the losing side.
Top two seeds out of tournament; a first since 2004
With Murray out, the top two seeds will be missing from rest of the tournament. The last time this has happened in a Grand Slam was at Roland Garros in 2004, when Roger Federer(1) and Andy Roddick(2) lost in the third and second round respectively.
Federer survives against Nishikori; advances to quarter-finals
Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer defeated Japan's Kei Nishikori in five sets to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2017 Australian Open. Federer won the match 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in a three hour 23 minute intense battle. He has now defeated two top-10 players in his last two outings in the tournament and will now face Germany's Mischa Zverev in the quarters.
Top seeded Kerber knocked out
Women's top seed and defending champion Angelique Kerber faced a fourth round defeat from the hands of Coco Vandeweghe. The German lost 2-6, 3-6 in straight sets in just one hour and eight minutes. With that, the tournament has lost both top seeds and defending champions before the quarter-finals for the first time in an Open era.
Paes-Hingis advance, Mirza-Barbora out
Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis advanced into the second round of mixed doubles. The Indo-Swiss pair won 6-4, 6-3. In women's doubles third round match, Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova went down to Japanese pair 3-6, 6-2, 2-6 in one hour and 53 minutes. Mihika Yadav registered a 6-3, 6-4 win in junior girls' singles round one match.
Tsonga, Wawrinka in last eight
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Britain's Daniel Evans 6-7(4-7), 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the fourth round of men's singles. In the other match, fourth seeded Stan Wawrinka won 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4) against Italy's Andreas Seppi to advance in the last eight of the tournament.