Andy Murray failed to win back-to-back matches for the second time in as many tournaments as he fell to Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the Miami Open

Murray falls to Dimitrov in Miami



Originally published on 29/03/16 00:00

The world No.2 lost his temper during a 6-7(1) 6-4 6-3 defeat on Sunday, having lead 3-1 in the deciding set at Crandon Park.

"It's very disappointing," said Murray, who fell at the same stage at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells a fortnight ago. "I had plenty of time to prepare and practice for this. I got myself in a winning position so it couldn't have been that bad, but couldn't close it out.

“[I made] a lot of unforced errors in the third set. Obviously, I didn't start the second set particularly well. After winning a close first set you want to try and put your opponent under pressure.

“I think I lost my first two service games to love, so that wasn't very good. Then in the third set, he managed to get up a break and then I made a lot of unforced errors. Credit to him. He was more solid than me.”

Dimitrov will face Gael Monfils in the fourth round after the Frenchman defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-4. 

World No.1 Novak Djokovic is the only one of the top five seeds into the fourth round after Roger Federer withdrew before his opening match with a virus, Rafael Nadal retired from his second round match against Damir Dzumhur with dizziness and Stan Wawrinka lost to Andrey Kuznetsov.


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