Andy Murray out in 2nd round at Australian Open
Andy Murray has exited the Australian Open two days after winning the season-opening tennis Grand Slam championship for the first time in five years.
Murray, who was rated No. 1 at the time, was defeated 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round by Taro Daniel, who was ranked 120th.
Murray has never lost to anybody ranked higher than No. 91 in a major tournament and had only lost five games in a best-of-five-set Davis Cup match against Daniel.
Murray had never lost a major tournament match to a player ranked higher than 91, and had only lost five games in a best-of-five-set Davis Cup encounter against Daniel.
Murray, 34, got a wild-card entry despite being a five-time runner-up in Australia.
His first-round victory over 21st-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili was his first at the Australian Open since 2017.
Fourth-seeded In a match involving two former junior world No. 1 players, Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Sebastian Baez 7-6 (1), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 to go to the third round of the Australian Open.
He'll face either Grigor Dimitrov or Benoit Paire in the following round.