Two-time champion Andy Murray suffered a straight-set loss to Dusan Lajovic within the first spherical on the Miami Open.
Former world primary Murray, winner in each 2009 and 2013, was overwhelmed 6-4 7-5 by the 76th-ranked Serb.
It comes every week after the fatigued 35-year-old Scot misplaced to Jack Draper within the third spherical at Indian Wells.
Fellow Briton Kyle Edmund can also be out after shedding 7-5 7-5 to Wu Yibing, whereas Emma Raducanu was defeated within the girls’s draw by Bianca Andreescu.
Murray, at the moment 52nd on the planet, received a outstanding seven deciding units amongst a number of marathon victories in an exhausting opening to his 2023 season.
However he was unable to provide the response required after Lajovic, 32, pressured the primary break of serve in sport seven and went on to clinch the opening set.
Murray hinted that one other memorable comeback might be on the playing cards as he broke again instantly to remain within the second set at 5-5.
Nevertheless, Lajovic moved rapidly to extinguish these hopes with one other break and was relieved to serve out the match in straight units when Murray framed a forehand.
“Once I did not shut it out I believed it is occurring once more,” Lajovic, who will play American Maxime Cressy, mentioned of Murray’s capacity to battle again.
It’s a disappointing outcome for Murray, who had not misplaced within the opening spherical of a event since early January, and he’s now 8-5 total this season.