Murray books quarter-final berth with four set win over Stephane Robert

Melbourne, Jan 20: Andy Murray booked his fifth straight Australian Open quarter-finals berth on Monday by beating Frenchman Stephane Robert to win 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2.

Continuing his return from back surgery, which cut short his 2013 season, Murray dropped a set for the first time in the tournament and squandered four match points, but he made it through.

Murray went up a double break to lead 5-1 in the first set.

The second set was similar to the first with Murray grabbing an early double break and taking a 4-0 lead, The Herald Sun reports.

The third set was a tighter affair with Robert finding his touch, while Murray became frustrated and began berating himself.

The Frenchman won the tiebreak on a challenge as Murray smashed his racquet on the ground in rage. (ANI)