On this day in 2008 - Murray crashes out of Aus first round

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Murray was shocked by the Frenchman.

On paper, Andy Murray was strong favourite to book his ticket to the second round of the Australian Open.

But the British No.1 was in for a shock when unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ranked 38th in the world prevailed in four sets.

The Frenchman went two sets up before Murray hit back with a whitewash in the third.

Tsonga, who had been struggling with a thigh injury, did enough to win the fourth-set tie-break to win 7-5 6-4 0-6 7-6 (7-5).

The feat was more remarkable considering he was playing in only his fifth Grand Slam. Tsonga would go on to cause more big high-profile casualties, defeating four seeded players, including Rafa Nadal, to reach the final, where he lost to Novak Djokovic.

Other memorable events on this day: 

1928: Jimmy McGrory scores a Scottish top-flight record of eight goals in one game for Celtic against Dunfermline.

1958: A crowd of 60,000 watches Manchester United beat Red Star Belgrade 2-1 in a European Cup tie at Old Trafford.

2007: Top seed Martin Adams beats qualifier Phill Nixon 7-6 to win the World Darts Championship title.

2015: Manchester City complete the transfer of Swansea striker Wilfried Bony for a £25m fee.

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Happy Birthday: Valdes, Crawford, Cabaye

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The sporting superstars born January 14 throughout history.

He is plying his trade with Middlesbrough but Victor Valdes will be fondly remembered for his time at Barcelona where he enjoyed an illustrious stint.

Celebrating his 35th birthday today, Valdes began his career with the Catalan club, breaking into the first team in 2002.

With 535 caps, Valdes won 21 major titles including six La Liga crowns and three UEFA Champions League trophies.

He holds the club record for most appearances by a goalkeeper, breaking Andoni Zubizarreta’s mark during the 2011–12 season.

After leaving Spain in 2014, he moved to Manchester United before moving to Middlesbrough this season.

On the international stage, chances were hard to come by with Iker Casillas ahead of him but still played 20 games for Spain and was part of the squad to win the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

Other sports stars born on this day:

1971: Lasse Kjus, Norway’s 1996 and 1999 World Cup skiing champion (46).

1973: Giancarlo Fisichella, former Formula One driver with Ferrari, Minardi, Jordan and Force India (44).

1978: Shawn Crawford, United States sprinter who won Olympic 200 metres gold in 2004 and silver in 2008 (39).

1986: Yohan Cabaye, Crystal Palace’s French midfielder, who played for PSG (31).

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Quotes of the week: "Andy is fine..."

Sport360 staff 13/01/2017
A look through the quotes with biggest impact in sport this week.

It's safe to say sportsmen and women are never shy of a word or two and this week has been no different.

In the NFL, New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo was honest about his side's locker room antics, while Sir Andy Murray addressed his new title.

Elsewhere, Arsenal's latest signing explained how he went from redundancy at a Bentley dealership and non-league football to signing with the Premier League outfit.

Also, Maria Sharapova outlined her plans to return to the court, while England's Haseeb Hameed offered captain Alastair Cook his full support. What are your thoughts on these athletes' comments and what do you make of the incredible rise of Arsenal's new signing? Have your say by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.

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