MELBOURNE: World No 1 Andy Murray, vowed to return as strong as ever after his bid for a maiden Australian Open title was brought to a stunning end by German Mischa Zverev 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 yesterday.
Murray has reached the final five times on the blue hardcourts at Melbourne Park and lost every one, four to the man who preceded him as world No 1, Novak Djokovic.
With the reigning champion having made an even earlier departure from the tournament in the second round, top seed Murray was considered to have had his best chance to finally bury his Melbourne hoodoo. The 29-year-old respectfully disagreed.
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