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 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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