- Dimitrov wins 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in Brisbane International first round
- Murray was playing first singles match since late October
Andy Murray’s preparations for the Australian Open suffered a setback following a frustrating first-round loss to the second seed, Grigor Dimitrov, at the Brisbane International.
The unseeded Scot was on course to advance after taking the opening set of a tense battle between two former tournament champions on Pat Rafter Arena. But Dimitrov hit back to progress 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 and inflict another early exit on Murray after his second-round victory when the pair met at last year’s US Open.
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