The leader in the scheme Andy Murray knocked out at the start of the tournament on hard courts in Washington. The Briton slid wit 4:6, 6:3, 6:7 (4) to Teymuraz Gabashvili in a duel that lasted in 2 hours and 42 minutes. The former champion of US Open and Wimbledon served for the match analyzed by bestsportpredictions in the third set at 5:4, but he allowed a re-break and then in the decisive tiebreak slid with
For Murray, it has been the first game in Washington since 9 years and his dropping out is a good news for Grigor Dimitrov, who is in this part of the scheme.
"In the tiebreak he served very well and I failed to score no one retour in the court. Furthermore, I don`t think I did a good job when I was serving. The percentage of my inserted first initial shock was not good, "said Murray after the loss.
"It`s definitely disapointed to lose so early, but the good news is that I had my chances and I didn`t suffer on the court. For me it has been the first match analyzed by bestsportpredictions on a hard court since nearly five months. I was preparing for it only 4-5 days, so I can not be happy with the way I moved and with some of my performances. I have a lot to improve, but I hope in the next few days the things for me will go to the right direction. "
The win of Gabashvili qualified him for the third round, where he will meet the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, who won with 6:3, 6:3 over Pablo Quevas.
"At the end of the match analyzed by bestsportpredictions I was really tired, but I was able to play some good points, to be aggressive and to act without a fear. My victory today, and this against Benjamin Becker in the first round gives me an extra confidence for the tournament, "said Gabashvili.