Melbourne - Top-seeded Andy Murray is out of the Australian
Open, the five-time finalist losing in four sets in a Sunday afternoon upset to
50-ranked Zverev attacked Murray and unsettled the five-time finalist. The
lefthander won 65 of 118 points at the net in a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 upset on Rod
joins six-time defending champion Novak Djokovic, beaten in the second round by
wild-card entry Denis Istomin, on the side lines for the second week at
first time since 2002 that neither the No. 1 nor the No. 2 seed has reached the
Australian Open quarterfinals.
had not lost to a player ranked as low at a major in a decade since his loss to
No. 51 Juan Ignacio Chela at Melbourne Park in 2006. It was also the earliest
exit by a top-seeded player at the Australian Open since Lleyton Hewitt's
third-round departure in 2003.
not even the Zverev brother tipped to go this far at the Australian Open. The
19-year-old Alexander Zverev, widely touted as a potential major winner, led by
two sets to one before losing to 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in
the third round on Saturday.