British quantity two Dan Evans suffered a straight-set defeat in his opening match on the Chengdu Open in China.
Lower than per week after serving to Nice Britain safe a spot within the Davis Cup Finals final eight, Evans misplaced 6-3 6-3 to Russian Roman Safiullin.
Evans, 33, and team-mate Neal Skupski saved 4 match factors to edge a nerve-wracking decider in opposition to France in Manchester on Sunday.
However, having obtained a primary spherical bye, the fourth seed couldn’t progress.
Ranked twenty seventh on this planet, Evans’ event was led to 83 minutes by the Fifty fifth-ranked Safiullin, who will meet Australian Jordan Thompson within the quarter-finals.
Evans misplaced serve twice in each units and was unable to get well after going 4-1 behind within the first and 3-1 within the second – Safiullin clinching victory with a remaining break, taking his second match level.
In impressed kind in entrance of a house crowd in Manchester, the Briton fought again to beat French teenager Arthur Fils earlier than finishing one other comeback victory alongside Skupski at nearly 22:00 BST after an exhausting day.