- Murray beaten 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in opening round in Rome
- Scot has lost in first round of his last four Masters 1000 events
Despite arriving with good form and high confidence after his title run at the Aix-en-Provence ATP Challenger last week, Andy Murray was unable to translate his form to a bigger stage as he was upset 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 by his old foe Fabio Fognini in a tight, chaotic first-round match at the Italian Open late on Wednesday night.
“It was a pretty patchy match,” said Murray. “There was some good stuff in there but also some pretty average stuff. He played very well in the third set. My level was OK in the third, but he played really well in the third.”
Written by Tumaini Carayol in Rome
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