The adventure in Ohio is over for Andy Murray. The 35-year-old Scottish veteran, feller of another illustrious thirty-year-old in the previous round, the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, gave up on Wednesday against his compatriot Cameron Norrie (11th in the world) in the second round of Cincinnati. In a battle from the baseline that was not always exciting, Norrie finally showed himself a tad more aggressive and regular in the second part of the match (14 unforced errors for Norrie against 22 for Murray in the last two sets) to close the deal. in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-4).
But the grumpy and valiant Andy (47th) fought all along, sometimes enraged and released some admirable defensive sequences again. But he unfortunately missed too many chances (2 break points converted out of 11) and not often well negotiated the opportunities he had to make the switch, like these three consecutive break points at 3-2 in his favor in the final set, which he did not grasp.
Norrie, he managed to gain in length of the ball and exchange to wear out the rind of Murray, who ended up dropping his serve at the worst time and in the most annoying way, on a double fault, at 4-4. In the third round, the recent Wimbledon semi-finalist will face the winner of the match between Casper Ruud and Ben Shelton.
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