Andy Murray has bowed out of the European Open in Antwerp with a straight units defeat to Diego Schwartzman. Murray, again on the scene of his final singles title in 2019, was unable to benefit from an early lead as Schwartzman received 6-4, 7-6 (6) in two hours and 13 minutes.
The Argentinian had the posh of a first-round bye on Tuesday whereas Murray fought his method into the final 16 with an epic victory over Frances Tiafoe which lasted virtually 4 hours.
Murray struck the primary blow towards Schwartzman to interrupt for a 3-1 lead and the Scot’s serve was not troubled till the Argentinian fought again within the seventh recreation. Murray saved a second break level with an ace, however it was third time fortunate for Schwartzman who broke, levelled after which surged forward. Schwartzman noticed out the primary set by profitable a fifth consecutive recreation.
Murray held serve firstly of the following set by saving two break factors however Schwartzman’s did break for a 3-2 lead, earlier than Murray confirmed his resilience as soon as once more to stage at 4-4.
Each gamers then led in an exhilarating tie-break which noticed a minimum of 5 break factors however Schwartzman clinched victory together with his second match level.
Emma Raducanu has in the meantime introduced she’s going to play on the WTA tour in Austria subsequent month. The US Open champion, who’s down to seem in subsequent week’s Transylvanian Open, stated in a video posted on Twitter: “I’m very excited to be coming to the Higher Austria Girls Linz event this November. Hope to see you there.”
The Higher Austria Girls Linz occasion might be performed from 6-12 November. The 18-year-old British star pulled out of this week’s VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Raducanu has performed just one match since she shot to worldwide stardom along with her victory at Flushing Meadows final month, struggling a second-round defeat to Aliaksandra Sasnovich on the BNP Paribas Open.
After shedding 6-2, 6-4 to Sasnovich at Indian Wells – which got here 27 days after her US Open triumph – Raducanu stated she wanted to “minimize herself some slack” as she involves phrases along with her new life as a grand slam champion.