Andy Murray misplaced in straight units to No. 83-ranked Egor Gerasimov on the Open Sud de France on Tuesday within the former No. 1’s first ATP Tour match since October.
Murray’s lack of match health was obvious as he was crushed 7-6 (8), 6-1 by the big-serving Belarusian in a single hour and 44 minutes within the first spherical of the indoor hard-court occasion in Montpellier.
Murray examined constructive for COVID-19 shortly earlier than he was due to board a constitution flight to Melbourne forward of the Australian Open final month. He was pressured to withdrew from the yr’s first Grand Slam event, saying he couldn’t determine a workable quarantine that may permit him to compete amid the pandemic.
The British participant is presently ranked 121st as he works his approach again from hip points that led to two operations.