Andy Murray has made many appearances on the tour in a short period of time after a difficult first-round exit at the US Open. At the ATP Antwerp Open, the three-time Grand Slam champion was competing.
Murray defeated Frances Tiafoe of the United States in the round of 32, in a dramatic three-set encounter that went to the tie-breaker in all three sets.
However, the Brit lost in straight sets to second seed Diego Schwartzman in his following round, 6-4, 7-6. (8-6).
From the beginning of the encounter, Schwartzman overpowered Murray. Murray’s streak of spirited performances but unsatisfactory results continues as a result.
Andy Murray is out of the European Open
Andy Murray qualified for the European Open after losing in the third round of Indian Wells to Alexander Zverev. Murray defeated Tiafoe in three sets in his first round match in Belgium.
Following his victory, he faced Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the Round of 16. Murray was unable to go past Schwartzman despite hitting eight aces and winning breakpoints.
Murray hasn’t been able to show off his A-level game despite playing in every competition recently.
Schwartzman appeared to be in complete command of the match throughout. Despite being down in the first set, the Argentinian maintained his cool to win both the first and second sets.
Diego was given a first-round bye, and the second seed will face the winner of the current match between Brandon Nakashima and Henri Laaksonen.
Diego Schwartzman spoke about his long-held desire of facing Andy Murray in a video released by the European Open immediately before their match.
The former World No. 1 announced in January 2019 that he may retire after the Wimbledon Championships. When asked which among the retiring players he would like to face, Schwartzman chose the Brit.
“I’m not sure about Andy Murray if he’s going to play just the last match at Wimbledon or not. But I didn’t play against him so I want to play against him one time maybe before, we hope before the retirement,” he stated.
Schwartzman’s long-held desire came true when he faced Murray at the European Open.
He also defeated the former World No. 1 in straight sets, which would have strengthened his confidence ahead of his quarter-final match.