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Andy Murray’s 17 match winning run comes to an end

Andy Murray's 17-match winning run came to an end in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters on Friday, as Tomas Berdych came from behind to secure a thrilling win over the world number three.

Kevin Grech
12 November 2011, 12:00am
It was not Andy Murray's day as he had some words with the umpire
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With Murray's form so imperious going into the match - he had won his last three tournaments and overtaken Roger Federer in the rankings - it was expected he would routinely secure a last-four berth when he won the first set.

But Berdych, who now has a 3-1 record over the Scot, dug deep and raised his game to a new level in the next two thrilling sets, often forcing Murray to lose his temper as he won 4-6 7-6 (7/5) 6-4.

Murray engaged in a heated debate with the umpire midway through the final set, his anger no doubt increased by the amount of chances he passed up during the three-hour 12-minute tussle.

 

Kevin Grech is MaltaToday's sports editor. He has been the designer of MaltaToday's print ...