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.

It was not Andy Murray's day as he had some words with the umpire
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.

 

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