Andy Murray adopted fellow Brit Emma Raducanu in being knocked out of the Miami Open within the first spherical after a straight-set loss to Dusan Lajovic.
The 35-year-old crashed out to a 6-4 7-5 loss to her Serbian opponent – hours after Raducanu was knocked out of the ladies’s occasion with a three-set loss to Bianca Andreescu.
Murray was seeking to bounce again from his third-round loss to Jack Draper in Indian Wells final week, however slipped in opposition to world quantity 76, who prevailed in simply over 90 minutes.
Murray could not take any break level probabilities within the opening set and was then damaged himself to slide 4-3 earlier than Lajovic completed the set in 42 minutes.
Lajovic served for the sport at 5-4 within the second set just for Murray to interrupt – however the Scot then misplaced his subsequent service sport and his opponent closed out their first hard-court win of the 2023 season.
Murray reportedly thought of a possible third-round assembly with new world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in Miami, however that prospect may now anticipate Lajovic if he overcomes Maxime Cressy and Alcaraz defeats Facundo Bagnis.
Kyle Edmund’s match additionally ended early as he misplaced to Wu Yibing 7-5 7-5.
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