Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Crashes out in Straight Sets

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Crashes out in Straight Sets

Article excerpt

IT was a case of unlucky number 13 for Andy Murray as he crashed out of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam in a straight sets defeat by Gilles Simon.

Murray had won his last 12 matches against Simon but looked off- colour against the Frenchman as his opponent came through to win 6- 4 6-2. Simon will now face Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals.

The match started in the worst possible way for Murray as Simon broke his first service game then moved into a 2-0 lead to pile the early pressure on the Scot.

Murray held his next serve but Simon took his own service game then broke the top seed again to ease 4-1 ahead.

The Frenchman then powered 5-1 in front on his own serve leaving Murray with a mountain to climb in the first set.

The number one seed did not falter with the ball in hand on his next serve to pull back to 5-2 then broke Simon to cut the gap to two games. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.