Tennis – Shenzen Open ’18: Andy Murray Knocked Out By Fernando Verdasco
Andy Murray’s advancement in the Shenzhen Open finished with a straight-set annihilation by 5th seed Fernando Verdasco.
The former world No.1, Murray beat world number 11 David Goffin on Thursday, to achieve the quarter-finals and thrashing his most elevated positioned adversary since coming back from a hip surgery.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) September 28, 2018
Yet, the 31-year-old previous world number one lost 6-4 6-4 to Spanish fifth seed Verdasco in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Shenzen Open.
As a result of this defeat, and many others before it, Andy Murray, a 3-time Grand Slam champ, has slipped to 311th in the Men’s Singles tennis rankings.
Confirmation now received. Andy Murray has pulled out of Beijing due to a slight ankle issue and will now focus on his rehabilitation before the 2019 season. https://t.co/1402iXOaqY
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) September 28, 2018
The competition in China was his 6th since returning in June and he will contend yet again – at the China Open in Beijing in October – before concluding his season early.
It was Verdasco who beat Murray in the second round of the US Open and, after this triumph in 1 hour and 39 minutes, the 34-year-old will proceed to meet Japan’s Nishioka for a place in the final.
Meanwhile, Alex de Minaur, the Australian 19-year-old, will meet Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the other semi-final.
Andy Murray opts to end his season after a straight-set defeat by Fernando Verdasco in the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open.
Source: BBC Tennis News… https://t.co/H3k7kWfof4
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— Sue King (@SueKing62) September 28, 2018
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