Three-time champion Andy Murray has lost in straight sets in the first round of the National Bank Open while Britain’s men’s number one Cameron Norrie progressed.
Murray, who won the tournament in 2015 after previous wins in 2009 and 2010, finally faced American Taylor Fritz in Tuesday night’s main game after they were delayed by rain in Montreal a day earlier.
The Scot was overwhelmed by the power of the 10th seed in the first set before fighting back hard in the second set, his frustration getting the better of him as he smashed his racquet onto the court several times.
Fritz ultimately proved too strong, his 6-1, 6-3 maiden win in Canada setting up a second-round encounter with compatriot Frances Tiafoe.
Earlier, Norrie bounced back from losing the Abierto de Tenis Mifel final days earlier with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Brandon Nakashima.
The world number 11. took just one hour and 13 minutes to win and meets Botic van de Zandschulp in the second round.
Jack Draper set up an encounter against Stefanos Tsitsipas with a 6-2, 6-3 win over fellow qualifier Hugo Gaston, while Britain’s number two Dan Evans dropped a set en route to a win over Filip Krajinovic. Evans now plays Russia’s Andrey Rublev, who had a bye in the first round.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/cameron-norrie-montreal-atp-tour-daniil-medvedev-british-b2141964.html Three-time champion Andy Murray teams up in Montreal as Cameron Norrie wins