Andy Murray beaten at ATP Challenger event in Bordeaux-ZoomTech News

Andy Murray was overwhelmed 6-4 6-2 as he was knocked out of a clay-court ATP Challenger occasion in Bordeaux by Gregoire Barrere.

Murray went 5-0 down within the first set and, regardless of recovering to 5-4, Frenchman Barrere then held his serve to take the opener.

The Briton, who’s 77th within the rankings, was damaged to like within the third recreation of the second set and, after failing to take two break factors within the subsequent recreation, went 3-1 down.

Barrere, ranked 115 on this planet, went on to guide 5-2 earlier than serving out to win the match in a single hour 27 minutes.

Total, Murray took three of six break factors, whereas his opponent transformed six from seven.

The match was 37-year-old Murray’s first since he ruptured ankle ligaments suffered on the Miami Open in March and he got here by way of a first-round match after opponent Kyrian Jacquet retired when trailing within the second set.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray has previously said he doesn’t plan to “play a lot previous this summer time” however has not introduced the place his ultimate match will likely be.

Briton Dan Evans can be collaborating within the competitors and received 6-3 7-6 (7-3) in opposition to Frenchman Harold Mayot to progress to the quarter-finals.

Evans will play Shang Juncheng of China within the subsequent spherical.

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