Andy Murray adopted fellow Briton Emma Raducanu in being knocked out of the Miami Open within the first around after a straight-sets defeat to Dusan Lajovic.
The 35-year-old crashed to a 6-4 7-5 loss to his Serb opponent – hours after Raducanu were eradicated from the ladies’s match with a three-set opposite in opposition to Bianca Andreescu.
Murray was once having a look to dance again from his third-round defeat to Jack Draper in Indian Wells closing week however slipped up in opposition to the arena No 76, who got here thru in just a little over 90 mins.
International No 52 Murray was once not able to take break-point alternatives within the opening set and was once due to this fact damaged himself to slide 4-3 down ahead of Lajovic wrapped up the set in 42 mins.
Lajovic served for the fit at 5-4 in the second one set just for Murray to damage again – however the Scot then misplaced his subsequent provider sport and his opponent proceeded to near out his first hard-court win of the 2023 season.
Murray – champion of this match in 2009 and 2013 – would had been eyeing a possible third-round come upon with new international Number 1 Carlos Alcaraz in Miami however that prospect may now look forward to Lajovic if he overcomes Maxime Cressy and Alcaraz beats Facundo Bagnis.
Kyle Edmund’s event was once additionally ended early as he misplaced to Wu Yibing 7-5 7-5 in his first fit for the reason that Australian Open.