Andy Murray: 'Stephane Robert made life tricky for me in fourth round'

Murray: 'Robert made life tricky for me'
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Andy Murray says that Stephane Robert made life "tricky" for him during his fourth-round win in the Australian Open.

British number one Andy Murray has admitted that he found his fourth-round match against Stephane Robert "tricky" in the Australian Open.

The Scotsman cruised through the first two sets, but lost the third in a tie-break before resuming control to book a place in the quarter-finals.

"He's a fun player to watch but not to play against," BBC Sport quotes Murray as saying.

"He made it very tricky for me, he's very unorthodox. You want to, if you can, close these matches out when you have the opportunity.

"I think I had three or four match points on my own serve. I tried to stay focused at the beginning of the fourth set, got an early break and that helped."

Murray will face either Roger Federer or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last eight.

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point in his fourth round match against Stephane Robert of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014
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