Andy Murray knocked out of Winston-Salem Open following straight sets defeat by Frances Tiafoe… with world No 114 admitting he has ‘no real consistency’ after blowing THREE break points in first set
- Andy Murray was knocked out in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open
- He failed to convert three break points in the first set against Frances Tiafoe
- A solitary break in the tie-break was enough for the American to take the first set
- Tiafoe opened up a 5-1 lead in the second and eventually served out for match
Andy Murray has been knocked out in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open in straight sets by Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (4) 6-3.
The Briton came close to wrapping up the first set in the 10th game but failed to convert three break points.
A solitary break in the tie-break was enough for the American to take the first set.
Andy Murray has been knocked out in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open
The British world No 114 was beaten in straight sets in North Carolina by Frances Tiafoe
Murray, world number 114, lost two straight service games as Tiafoe opened up a 5-1 lead in the second set, but he broke straight back to reduce the deficit.
Tiafoe served out for the match to reach the last 16.
‘The positive thing is that I moved well and served well but my level is up and down with no real consistency,’ Murray said.
‘There are moments in matches where I play well and then I make mistakes or miss returns. I wish I wasn’t doing that.
Murray came close to wrapping up the first set but failed to convert three break points
‘My level is around 50 or 60 in the world. It’s frustrating because if wasn’t moving great and not feeling good physically then I would be a bit easier on myself.
‘But when I’m winning a low percentage of second-serve points, that’s got nothing to do with the physical side of things.’
Meanwhile, British No 1 Evans came from behind to beat France’s Lucas Pouille 3-6 6-4 6-1.
Evans lost the opening set before turning the match around to set up a date with 14th seed and Pouille’s compatriot Richard Gasquet.
Meanwhile, British No 1 Evans came from behind to beat France’s Lucas Pouille 3-6 6-4 6-1
Elsewhere, top seed Pablo Carreno Busta showed his mettle to defeat Soonwoo Kwon 6-3 3-6 6-4.
The world number 12, and Olympic bronze medallist, had a strong start as the South Korean lost his first service game, while his third break sealed the first set after 37 minutes.
But the Spaniard struggled in the second, losing his second and fifth service games as Kwon converted his fourth set point to level things up.
Carreno Busta needed only a single break in the third, for 4-3, and served out for the match and a clash with 16th seed Dominik Koepfer who saw off Marco Cecchinato 57 6-4 6-4.
Top seed Pablo Carreno Busta showed his mettle to defeat Soonwoo Kwon 6-3 3-6 6-4
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