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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday January 18, 2022

Taro Daniel

The World No.120 topped Andy Murray to reach the third round at a major for the first time.

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Andy Murray's dream of making a deep run at a Slam once again will have to wait – it’s Taro Daniel’s turn. The 28-year-old qualifier moved past Murray, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Day 4 at Melbourne park, as he hit 46 winners against 21 unforced errors and saved nine of 11 break points against the five-time runner-up.

Murray, who defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili in give grueling sets in the first round, had never lost to a player ranked outside of the Top-100 at a major. The Scot won a match at the Australian Open for the first time since 2017, and moved into sole possession of fifth place on the Australian Open's all-time Open Era win list this week.

Daniel will face either Jannik Sinner or Steve Johnson in the third round.

More to follow…


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