British tennis stars Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu have been knocked out of the Australian Open, both of them being defeated in their second-round matches on Thursday night (local time).

Iran PressAsiaThe former No 1-ranked Murray lost to 120th-ranked Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Meanwhile, Raducanu lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to Danka Kovinic.

Murray was eliminated from the Open two days after posting his first win at the season-opening tennis Grand Slam tournament in five years.

He only lost five games in a best-of-five-set Davis Cup encounter against Daniel in their only previous encounter, and he had never lost to anyone ranked above No 91 at a major tournament.

But Daniel, a 28-year-old qualifier from Japan, broke in the ninth game of the third set to take a 5-4 lead and then served it out to advance to the third round of a major for the first time.

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