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Andy Murray suffers shocking second-round exit

ANI
Published : Mar 12, 2017, 6:29 pm IST
Updated : Mar 12, 2017, 6:29 pm IST

Vasek Pospisil, ranked 129th in the world, beat Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the second round contest that lasted for almost two hours.

It was yet another disappointing performance by Andy Murray in the California desert, where his best showing is a 2009 runner-up finish to Rafael Nadal. (Photo: AP)
 It was yet another disappointing performance by Andy Murray in the California desert, where his best showing is a 2009 runner-up finish to Rafael Nadal. (Photo: AP)

Johannesburg: World No.1 Andy Murray on Sunday suffered a major setback as he crashed out of the ongoing ATP Indian Wells Masters after being defeated by Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil in straight sets.

Pospisil, ranked 129th in the world, beat Murray 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the second round contest that lasted for almost two hours.

Murray had faced the 26-year-old before, claiming a 6-1, 6-3 second-round victory in 2015. He met him in the Wimbledon quarters that year, too, winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Hence, he was more than familiar with his opponent's serve-and-volley game.

It was yet another disappointing performance by the 29-year-old in the California desert, where his best showing is a 2009 runner-up finish to fourteen time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal.

Pospisil, will now face Serbian Dusan Lajovic, who defeated Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2) .

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