Murray crashes in the first round at Beijing
Andy Murray has crashed out of the Beijing Olympics after losing his first round match in straight sets, 6-7 (5/7) 4-6, to the largely unknown Lu Yen-Hsun from Chinese Taipei. It was an embarrassing defeat for the world No. 6 after his recent win at the Masters in Cincinnati.
The result seemed to be a formality after Murray breezed to victory in the opening two games, but things began to go awry when Lu broke the Scot's serve. The world No. 74 went on to win the first set on a tie-break and the British No. 1 realised that he actually had a game on his hands.
But Murray lost his cool and the match, despite having four break points at 4-4 late in the second set. While it will be a hard defeat to stomach, it's not the end of the Scot's Olympic dream. He can now focus all of his energy on preparing for the doubles tournament with his brother Jamie.