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Tennis: Federer v Murray quarter-final match stats

Match statistics from the Australian Open quarter-final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): Roger Federer (SUI x6) bt Andy Murray (GBR x4) 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 Time: 3hr 20min Murray - Federer 9 Aces 10 1 Double Faults 0 41 Winners 54 46 Unforced Errors 42 1/2 Break Point Conversions 4/17 121 Total Points Won 147 afp

Tennis: Murray admits Open win was 'very unlikely'

Andy Murray Wednesday said he was always "very unlikely" to win the Australian Open four months after back surgery but added he was happy with his progress despite going out against Roger Federer. The Wimbledon champion fought resiliently and forced their quarter-final into a fourth set before going down to the 17-time Grand Slam champion 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 in three hours 20 minutes. It was an encouraging performance from the world number four in just his seventh match this season after missing the tail-end of last season following his operation in September.

Tennis: Angry Murray is smash hit in Melbourne

Britain's Andy Murray picked apart racquet-smashing techniques after joining a grand tradition of bat-breakers at the Australian Open. While the Wimbledon champion wasn't in the same league as legendary smasher Marcos Baghdatis, he was deliberate and deadly during his fourth-round match against French journeyman Stephane Robert. After missing three match points against the 119th-ranked 'lucky loser', and being taken to a fourth set, Murray destroyed his racquet with a swift, single strike to the floor.

Murray keeps expectations in check after easing through

By Simon Cambers MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray eased into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday but said his expectations were still lower than usual as he continues his comeback from back surgery. The Scot smashed a racket in frustration as he dropped his first set of the tournament but was still far too good for Stephane Robert, the world number 119, beating the Frenchman 6-1 6-2 6-7(6) 6-2.

Tennis: Murray beats Robert to reach Open last eight

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was taken to four sets and smashed his racquet in frustration before finally ending 'lucky loser' Stephane Robert's dream run at the Australian Open on Monday. Murray easily won the first two sets but passed up three match points in the third -- and totalled a racquet in a fit of pique -- before beating the Frenchman 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 6-2 to reach the last eight. th/mp

Tennis: Racquet-smashing Murray stretched by 'lucky loser'

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was taken to four sets and smashed his racquet in frustration before finally ending 'lucky loser' Stephane Robert's dream run at the Australian Open on Monday. Murray easily won the first two sets but passed up three match points in the third -- and totalled a racquet in a fit of pique -- before beating the Frenchman 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 6-2 to reach the last eight. Robert, who at 119 has a ranking 115 places below Murray, exited with his head held high after taking the first set off the world number four all tournament.

Tennis: Murray downs Lopez to reach fourth round at Open

British fourth seed Andy Murray defeated Spain's Feliciano Lopez in straight sets to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday. Murray, a three-time finalist in Melbourne, won 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-2 in two hours 15 minutes on Hisense Arena. It continued Murray's dominance of the left-hander as he stretched his winning sequence to 8-0 over Lopez in their matches. The Scot, who has lost twice to Novak Djokovic and once to Roger Federer in Australian finals, will now face French lucky loser Stephane Robert in the round of 16.

Tennis: Murray allays back fears after Lopez win

Andy Murray allayed concerns over the state of his back following surgery Saturday as he stepped up his Australian Open campaign to reach the fourth round. Murray continued his dominance of Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-2 win in two hours 15 minutes on Hisense Arena. The fourth seed, a three-time finalist in Melbourne, stretched his winning sequence to 8-0 over Lopez in their matches.

Tennis: Murray downs Lopez to reach fourth round at Open

British fourth seed Andy Murray defeated Spain's Feliciano Lopez in straight sets to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday. Murray, a three-time finalist in Melbourne, won 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-2 in two hours 15 minutes on Hisense Arena. rsm/th

Tennis: Murray's brother hit by 'scary' body cramps

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray Thursday said his brother Jamie had been hit by "scary" body cramps after playing Australian Open doubles in the intense Melbourne heat. Jamie Murray, competing in 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) before play was suspended for safety reasons, was struggling for hours after he and partner John Peers beat Matt Reid and Luke Saville in two sets. The 27-year-old is just one of many casualties of one of Melbourne's worst ever heatwaves, which forced organisers to take the rare step of halting play and closing the stadium roofs.
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