Andy Murray bows out of Australian Open 2017 after shock loss to Mischa Zverev: Twitter reaction

Murray was beaten by the world number 50 7-5, 5-7, 2-6, 4-6 on Sunday.

Mischa Zverev and Andy Murray
Mischa stunned the top seed at Melbourne Park on Sunday Reuters

Top seed Andy Murray crashed out of Australian Open 2017 following fourth round defeat to world number 50 Mischa Zverev on Sunday. The Brit's loss comes days after world number 117 Denis Istomin stunned second seed Novak Djokovic as early as in the second round.

Murray, who was the clear favourite to progress to the quarter-final of the ongoing tournament, was tested from the first set, which went in favour of Mischa. With the world number fighting back to claim the second set, the German player took to the top seed with outstanding display of serve and volley to clinch the match 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.

The 29-year-old clinched the match that went on for three hours and 33 minutes, much to the delight of his team and his younger brother, world number 24 Alexander Zverev, who was at the Rod Laver Arena a day after he lost a marathon five-setter against ninth seed Rafael Nadal in the third round.

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The exit of the top two seeds has left the tournament wide open with Milos Raonic being the next highest seed. It also has made life easy for Roger Federer, who was supposed to meet Murray, if the 17-time Grand Slam winner gets past Kei Nishikori in their fourth-round match later in the day.

IBTimes Singapore has compiled some of the best reactions to Murray's shocking exit from the season's first Grand Slam.

This article was first published on January 22, 2017
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