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Australian Open 2014: Andy Murray Smashes Racquet In Fourth Round Win (PICTURES)

20/01/2014 09:38 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT
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Andy Murray of Britain smashes his racket against the ground during his game against Stephane Robert of France during their men's singles match on day eight of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2014. IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Andy Murray progressed to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, but made a racket with his racquet after he lost the third set to Stepháne Robert.

Murray was coasting at two sets up but squandered four match points in the third, which Robert eventually won on a tie-break. The Scot took his frustration out by breaking his racquet.

It took two hours and 21 minutes but Murray was finally though to his 12th grand slam quarter-final in a row at tournaments he has contested.

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Murray's broken racquet lays beside his bag

Robert stayed on court to soak up some deserved applause as a relieved Murray celebrated surviving his first hiccup.

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Murray eventually prevailed in four sets on Monday

Murray beats Robert