Murray started superbly, wrapping up the first two sets 6-1 6-2. However, he let more than one match point slip in the third and lost it on a tiebreak.
Something was bound to bear the brunt of Murray's frustration—and that was his racquet:
Murray gathered himself very quickly.
First of all, he made the most of having a smashed racquet with an act of kindness:
Murray walks over and hands his broken racket to a woman holding up a Scottish flag. Mantlepiece. #ausopen— Beyond The Baseline (@SI_BTBaseline) January 20, 2014
He then went on to win the fourth set 6-2, but the result was extra unnecessary time out on court.