Andy Murray went out of the Australian Open with a whimper on Tuesday as Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela strolled to a 6-1 6-3 6-3 first-round win.
That has to be one of the most painful matches I've ever watched. I dont think I've seen a televised match where Andy has played so poorly, since he played Johnny Mac at The Royal Albert Hall a couple of years ago.
Murray was facing a higher ranked and far more experienced player and Chela began well, dominating with his big forehand and breaking immediately.
But it was the catalogue of unforced errors from Murray that decided the match as he failed to find any rhythm.
A hugely frustrating day got the better of Murray when he was warned for racquet abuse but it did nothing to change the momentum and Chela wrapped up the win with little fuss.
Three break points went begging as Murray lost in under two hours.
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