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Wawrinka ends Murray's Miami dream « on: March 23, 2006, 04:13 AM »
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Andy Murray lost in the first round of the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami as he became the second Briton this month to fall to Stanislas Wawrinka.

It took two hours and six minutes for Wawrinka to prevail 7-5 3-6 6-4 and book a second round clash with Chile's Fernando Gonzalez, the 18th seed.

Murray, who won his first ATP Tour title in San Jose last month, broke Wawrinka twice in the first set but lost his own serve three times.

He served better in the second set, getting 61% of his first serves in, and made less than half as many unforced errors as he levelled the match.

But Wawrinka saved his best tennis for the deciding set, hitting more first serves, aces and outright winners and making fewer unforced errors as he edged out the 18-year-old Scot.

Murray did break Wawrinka's serve twice to haul himself back to 4-4 in the decider but Wawrinka held his nerve and broke Murray for a third time in the set as he clinched victory.

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