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

Sport360 staff 09:48 14/01/2017
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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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