Andy Murray knocked out in first spherical of ATP Montpellier by Egor Gerasimov

Andy Murray knocked out in first spherical of ATP Montpellier by Egor Gerasimov

Andy Murray squandered a set level within the opening set earlier than dropping 6-7 (8), 1-6 to the 83rd-ranked Egor Gerasimov

Andy Murray knocked out in first round of ATP Montpellier by Egor Gerasimov

File picture of Andy Murray. AP

Andy Murray was dumped out of the ATP occasion in Montpellier on Tuesday after struggling a straight-sets defeat within the opening spherical in opposition to Belarusian Egor Gerasimov.

The previous world primary squandered a set level within the opening set earlier than dropping 7-6 (10/8), 6-1 to the 83rd-ranked Gerasimov.

Murray, who missed the Australian Open after testing constructive for COVID-19 , was enjoying his first ATP Tour occasion since final October.

The 33-year-old Briton misplaced within the closing of a second-tier Challenger match in Italy to Illya Marchenko earlier this month.

Murray fell a break behind within the seventh recreation in opposition to Gerasimov on Tuesday, however fought again to power a tie-break.

He missed one alternative to take the set within the breaker, however his opponent clinched it on his fourth set level.

It was all one-way site visitors within the second set, although, as Murray needed to save a match level to keep away from being on the fallacious finish of a bagel.

The three-time Grand Slam champion is at present 121st on the planet rankings, having been beset by hip and groin accidents.

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