IN PICS: Five early exits for Murray after Aus Open shock

After Andy Murray's shock fourth-round loss at the 2017 Australian Open, we look at five times the World No. 1 crashed out early at big tournaments.

Aditya Devavrat
by Aditya Devavrat
22nd January 2017

article:22nd January 2017

World No. 1 Sir Andy Murray crashed out of the Australian Open after a shock loss to German Mischa Zverev on Sunday.

Murray was looking to add to his three Grand Slam titles, but his pursuit of a maiden Australian Open title will have to wait another year after Zverev’s 7-5 5-7 6-2 6-4 win.

It is Murray’s earliest exit at a Grand Slam since the 2015 US Open, when he lost in the fourth round to Kevin Anderson.

Murray had looked well on course for a fourth Grand Slam after breezing through the first three rounds, and his hopes were boosted by Novak Djokovic’s shock second-round loss, but the Scot has instead joined his great rival in crashing out at Melbourne.

Sport360 looks at other occasions where Murray has made early exits at big tournaments since 2008.

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IN PICS: Five early exits for Andy Murray at major tournaments after shock Australian Open loss

After Andy Murray's shock fourth-round loss at the 2017 Australian Open, we look at five times the World No. 1 crashed out early at big tournaments.

2017 Australian Open: World No. 1 Murray loses to Mischa Zverev in R4

2017 Australian Open: World No. 1 Murray loses to Mischa Zverev in R4

2008 Olympics: Murray lost in the first round to Lu Yen-Hsun

2008 Olympics: Murray lost in the first round to Lu Yen-Hsun

2015 US Open: Big-serving Kevin Anderson dumped Murray out in R4

2015 US Open: Big-serving Kevin Anderson dumped Murray out in R4

2010 US Open: Suffering from an injury, Murray lost to Stan Wawrinka in the third round

2010 US Open: Suffering from an injury, Murray lost to Stan Wawrinka in the third round

2008 Australian Open: Murray suffered a shock first-round loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

2008 Australian Open: Murray suffered a shock first-round loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga