Murray goes bust in Monte Carlo

By for on
Andy Murray suffered a disappointing defeat to Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-2 2-6 5-7, in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Murray revealed afterwards that the elbow injury that had kept him out of the Miami Masters was still troubling him and his struggles on serve were testament to it.

While the scorelines in the first two sets were a mirror image, Murray looked to have shaken off any danger of an upset by jumping out to 4-0 up in the decider.

However, with Ramos-Vinolas claiming seven breaks of serve in the match overall, the Spaniard was able to claw back Murray's advantage and defeat the world number one.

Murray therefore fails to match his semi-final performance of last year in Monaco and has hinted that he may enter the Hungarian Open in Budapest, which starts on Monday.

Thanks Joe.  Apparently he has now confirmed he will play Barcelona next week - perhaps because weather is likely to be better?
Although the outcome was disappointing - not least after that 4-0 lead - I was heartened by the quality of his tennis in the first set and early stages of 3rd after a very tentative and error strewn performance the previous day,  For all the disappointment of this loss he looked like a different player to the one who had come out the day before.  And the best news is that he has said his elbow has felt better every day, which suggests it is healing and that playing certainly isn't making it worse. 
April 21, 2017, 03:42 PM
By Ruthie

Cheers, Joe.  Didn't see the match, so thanks.  Disappointed, obviously, but just got to hope he'll get his mojo back as the year goes on.
April 21, 2017, 10:26 PM
By Elly

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