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Konta goes on but its curtains for Kerber

Defending champion Angelique Kerber bowed out in the Australian Open fourth round after being blown away by American Coco Vandeweghe.

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Britain's Andy Murray plays a backhand to Germany's Mischa Zverev. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

No excuses: Andy Murray crashes out of Australian Open

Andy Murray offered no excuses after losing to world number 50 Mischa Zverev and crashing out of the Australian Open.

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British No 2 Kyle Edmund. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Ed White: Hard yards of winter regime will serve Kyle Edmund well in long run

NOBODY will have been more disappointed at Novak Djokovic’s shock exit from the Australian Open than the world No 2 himself.

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Britain's Daniel Evans celebrates after defeating Australia's Bernard Tomic.

Australian Open: Dan Evans upsets home favourite Bernard Tomic to reach the last 16

Britain’s Australian Open giant-killer Dan Evans caused another shock by beating world number 27 Bernard Tomic to reach the last 16.

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GET IN: Britain's Daniel Evans celebrates a point win over Australia's Bernard Tomic during their third round match at the Australian Open in MelbourneAP/Kin Cheung

Australian Open - Dan Evans causes second Melbourne shock | Andy Murray eases through

Britain’s Australian Open giant-killer Dan Evans caused another shock by beating world No 27 Bernard Tomic to reach the last 16.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures to the crowd after losing to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin. Picture: AP/Mark Baker

Australian Open: Ousted Novak Djokovic lacking ‘desire’ says former coach Boris Becker

Novak Djokovic’s former coach Boris Becker has criticised the Serbian for lacking fight and playing too defensively during his Australian Open defeat to Denis Istomin.

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Britain's Johanna Konta serves to Japan's Naomi Osaka on her way to a second round victory at the Australian Open Picture: AP/Kin Cheung

Australian Open: Ruthless Johanna Konta lets her serve do the talking

Johanna Konta uses big words, according to Naomi Osaka, but the British No 1 had bigger shots, too, in her straight-sets win over the Japanese at the Australian Open.

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Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin celebrates his win over Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their second round match at the Australian Open. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Ed White: Kyle Edmund kicking himself as Novak Djokovic suffers shock defeat

Kyle Edmund will have been bitterly disappointed walking off court 13 shortly after 1pm local time, knowing his Australian Open challenge was over for another year.

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Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, right, is congratulated by Serbia's Novak Djokovic

Australian Open (day four): Huge shock as Djokovic crashes out leaving door open for Murray

Defending champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Australian Open after falling victim to a stunning five-set defeat at the hands of wild card Denis Istomin.

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Britain's Johanna Konta eyes on the ball

Australian Open (day four): Who can stop ruthless Brit in Melbourne?

Johanna KONTA underlined her status as a genuine contender for the Australian Open title by thrashing Japan’s Naomi Osaka to reach the third round.

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Britain's Heather Watson makes a forehand return

Australian Open (day four): Heather Watson misses great chance to progress

Britain’s Heather Watson squandered five match points before losing to American qualifier Jennifer Brady and crashing out of the Australian Open.

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Yorkshire's Kyle Edmund

Australian Open (day four): It’s all over for Kyle Edmund in Melbourne

Kyle EDMUND’S Australian Open campaign came to a tame end as he was outclassed 6-2 6-4 6-2 by Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round.

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Britain's Andy Murray reacts as he falls during his second round match against Russia's Andrey Rublev. Picture: AP/Dita Alangkara.

Australian Open: Andy Murray takes tumble but remains confident he has ample powers of recovery

Andy Murray remains optimistic about the ankle injury that threatens to derail his bid to win the Australian Open.

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Britain's Daniel Evans celebrates after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships. Picture: AP/Andy Brownbill.

Australian Open - Dressed to kill: Marin Cilic downed as Dan Evans picks up biggest scalp of career with ‘proper win’

Dan Evans grabbed the biggest win of his career by beating world No 7 Marin Cilic and did it wearing a £20 T-shirt he bought himself.

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Murray cruised past former French Open junior champion Andrey Rublev (Photo: AP)

Australian Open (day three): Andy Murray breezes into round three after injury scare

Andy Murray thrashed Andrey Rublev to reach the Australian Open third round but the Scot endured an injury scare after twisting his right ankle.

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Dan Evans celebrates his victory over Marin Cilic (Photo: AP)

Australian Open (day three): Dan Evans records biggest win of career over seventh seed Marin Cilic

Dan Evans sealed the biggest win of his career by knocking out seventh-seed Marin Cilic in the Australian Open second round.

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Kyle Edmund has reached the Australian Open second round for a first time (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Australian Open: Kyle Edmund feeling benefits of Miami training with Andy Murray

Kyle Edmund feels his winter training workload has put him in the shape to cope with the searing heat at the Australian Open.

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Heather Watson celebrates defeating home favourite Samantha Stosur.

Australian Open: Best yet by Heather Watson as she aims to manage tough tour schedule

Heather Watson finds peak motivation at the start of the season and she may have scored her best win of 2017 already after dumping Samantha Stosur out of the Australian Open.

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Britain's Heather Watson makes a backhand return to Australia's Samantha Stosur

Australian Open (day two): British duo go through but no joy for Broady

BRITAIN’S Heather Watson and Johanna Konta both made it into the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

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Kyle Edmund

Australian Open (day two): Kyle Edmund turns up the heat to progress

YORKSHIRE’S Kyle Edmund made it three British men into the Australian Open second round by sailing past Colombian Santiago Giraldo in straight sets.

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