Cyprus Mail
Australian Open Sport Tennis

Murray mauled by Daniel in Melbourne second round

australian open
Andy Murray’s Australian Open came to a disappointing end with defeat to world number 120 Taro Daniel – the lowest-ranked opponent to beat him at a grand slam.

Andy Murray’s long-awaited return to the Australian Open was brought to a disappointing end in the second round on Thursday when the three-times Grand Slam champion was ushered out of the tournament 6-4 6-4 6-4 by world number 120 Taro Daniel.

Perhaps still feeling the effects of his gruelling five-set battle in the opening round on Tuesday, the 34-year-old Scot looked out of sorts as his inspired Japanese opponent bounced along the baseline firing winner after winner.

Former world number one Murray showed no more than flashes of the brilliant tennis that got him to five Australian Open finals as he made 34 unforced errors over the first two sets on John Cain Arena.

To the delight of the crowd, Murray edged ahead at 2-0 in the third set but Daniel broke back immediately and 45 minutes later had booked his first Grand Slam third-round tie against Steve Johnson or Jannik Sinner.

Related Posts

Omonia beat Ethnikos on penalties to win Cyprus Cup

Staff Reporter

Alcaraz and Zverev survive match points in French Open thrillers

Reuters News Service

Albanian police injured in violence ahead of Conference League final

Reuters News Service

Liverpool’s Klopp named LMA, Premier League Manager of the Year

Press Association

Raducanu’s Paris adventure cut short by Sasnovich

French Open order of play on Wednesday

Reuters News Service