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Murray suffers first round exit at Monte Carlo Masters

2010-04-15 13:37 BJT

To tennis now and a big upset in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters. World third seed Andy Murray is heading home early, after suffering an opening-round exit for the second successive tournament, falling to unseeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Britain's Andy Murray leaves the court after being defeated by Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in his second round match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Wednesday, April 14 , 2010.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Britain's Andy Murray leaves the court after
 being defeated by Philipp Kohlschreiber of 
Germany in his second round match of the 
Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in 
Monaco, Wednesday, April 14 , 2010.(AP 
Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

By the sixth game of the first set, the 22-year-old Scot has already been broken twice - in the third and fifth games - and had made 11 unforced errors.

At that stage his first serve percentage had fallen as low as 32 percent, he appeared hesitant in striking his groundstrokes and often found the net - and things did not improve for Murray who, in all, lost his serve five times.

Kohlschreiber won 78 percent of service points and did not face a break point in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over 64 minutes. He will next challenge compatriot Philipp Petzschner.