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Australian Open LIVE Results: Qualifier Taro Daniel outs Andy Murray, thrice Grand Slam champion, in second round

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Australian Open LIVE Results: Andy Murray crashes out- Former world No.1 Andy Murray dream of winning the Australian Open ended on Thursday. He suffered a heavy defeat to Qualifier Taro Daniel (World No.120) in the second round. The match finished 6-4, 6-4 & 6-4 in straight sets with Briton fighting hard for 2 hours and 48 minutes at John Cain Arena but couldn’t outlast the Japanese. In the first round, he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to reach the second round. For more sports news and Australian Open updates, follow us at InsideSport.IN

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.

Game 1: Daniel claims first set 6-4 against Murray.

Game 2: Daniel beats Murray 6-4, the qualifier is on song

Australian Open LIVE Results: Qualifier Taro Daniel outs Andy Murray in second round

By virtue of the win, Murray registered his 49th victory in Australian Open singles, entering the top-five list of all-time as he surpassed Andre Agassi and Ivan Lendl. In the second round, his immediate target now is to achieve his 50th win in the Grand Slam event.

Taro Daniel played fellow qualifier Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera in the first round and defeated him in straight sets 7-6(1), 6-1, 6-1. The Japanese is entering the second round of the Australian Open for the second time in his career. Before the Australian Open, Daniel has played Adelaide International, where he bowed out in the round of 16.

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Where to watch Australian Open LIVE streaming?

The match will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network– SONY SIX or SONY LIV app in India.

Region Broadcaster
Africa beIN Sports, Supersport
South Africa Supersport
Australia Nine & Stan Sport
China CCTV, iQIYI, GreatSports Media
Japan WOWOW
Malaysia beIN Sports
Europe Eurosport, SSR SRG, Servus TV
France Eurosport
Germany Eurosport
Spain Eurosport
Switzerland Eurosport, SSR SRG
Russia Eurosport
Serbia Eurosport
India & Subcontinent Sony 6
Latin America & Caribbean ESPN International
Middle East beIN Sports
Qatar beIN Sports
Saudi Arabia beIN Sports
UAE beIN Sports
Canada TSN/RDS
North America & US Virgin Islands ESPN
USA ESPN
United Kingdom Eurosport
Singapore beIN Sports

Australian Open LIVE Results: Qualifier Taro Daniel outs Andy Murray in second round

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