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Racquet-smashing Murray stretched by 'lucky loser'

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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was taken to four sets and smashed his racquet in frustration before finally ending 'lucky loser' Stephane Robert's dream run at the Australian Open on Monday. 

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Stephane Robert of France in their men's singles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 20, 2014

Murray easily won the first two sets but passed up three match points in the third -- and totalled a racquet in a fit of pique -- before beating the Frenchman 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 6-2 to reach the last eight.

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