Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray suffers shock defeat by Mischa Zverev

Andy Murray’s hopes of winning a first Australian Open title ended with a shock defeat by world number 50 Mischa Zverev of Germany in the fourth round.

Murray, the world number one, dropped serve eight times as Zverev won 7-5 5-7 6-2 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena.

It is the Briton’s earliest defeat in Melbourne since 2009, and the lowest-ranked player he has lost to at a Grand Slam since the 2006 Australian Open.

Zverev goes on to face Roger Federer or Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals.

Andy Murray and Mischa Zverev

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