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Murray, Blake ousted; Nadal advances

Updated: January 26, 2009, 12:26 PM ET
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- The top seeds had been rolling along at the Australian Open, but Fernando Verdasco had something to say about that.

In a five-set marathon on Monday, the 14th seed beat No. 4 Andy Murray 2-6, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Heading into the fourth-round match, the 21-year-old Murray of Great Britain hadn't lost a set.

Verdasco, a 25-year-old left-hander, used a blistering first serve to advance into the quarterfinals. Murray had built a reputation as a killer when it came ...

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