Andy Murray Smashes a Racquet in Frustration, Gifts It to Lucky Fan

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Andy Murray Smashes a Racquet in Frustration, Gifts It to Lucky Fan
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Andy Murray ended up making hard work of his Australian Open fourth-round match against Stephane Robert, smashing a racquet as he battled through to a four-set win.

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:

He then went on to win the fourth set 6-2, but the result was extra unnecessary time out on court.

The Scot awaits the winner of Roger Federer's match with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals. 

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