Cologne (Germany) .Andy Murray’s poor efficiency additionally continued within the Cologne Indoor Tennis Event the place he misplaced within the first spherical to Fernando Verdasco. Verdasco took benefit of Murray’s poor service to win 6-4, 6-4. The match ended at midnight based on German time. Verdasco broke Murray’s serve 4 occasions within the match.
Murray was earlier eradicated within the second spherical of the US Open whereas dropping within the first spherical of the French Open. He entered each these Grand Slam tournaments by way of wild card. He additionally did not cross the primary hurdle in Cologne. That is their first defeat since 2015 within the indoor hardcourt.
Verdasco will tackle top-seeded Aleksandra Zverev within the subsequent spherical. The German participant had beforehand obtained a bye in Dor.
Croatia’s eighth seed Marin Silich defeated Marcos Giron within the first spherical 6–2, 4–6, 6–3. They now face Spain’s Alejandra Davidovich Fokina, who defeated qualifier Emil Rousuvori of Finland 7-5, 6-4.
One other UK participant Kyle Edmund was crushed by South Africa’s Lloyd Harris 7-5, 7-6 (1) within the first spherical. Second seed Roberto Batista Agut, who received a bye within the first spherical, will tackle Giles Simone within the second spherical. Siman defeated Marten Fuskovics 6–0, 6–3. (Company)
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