Andy Murray, playing second match since November, pushes world No 44 to third-set tie-break in top-quality match at National Tennis Centre
Last Updated: 24/06/20 9:20pm
Andy Murray pushed Kyle Edmund all the method to a championship tie-break before falling to defeat at Schroders Battle of the Brits on Wednesday.
Murray looked good in the beginning and took the first set on a tie-break, but Edmund came flying back in a nip and tuck clash to win it 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 10-5.
There were no breaks of serve in the first 12 games, but Murray was the better player in the breaker and took it 7-2.
Andy Murray loses his first indoor hard court match in eight years. He was beaten by Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals in 2012.
Edmund completed an extraordinary comeback to take the win, though, winning an exceptional second set on a tie-break.
The British No 2 then won the championship tie-break as a weary Murray faded to claim an extraordinary victory.
James Ward got his first win of the indoor exhibition event which is being played in Roehampton.
The British No 7 beat Liam Broady 6-4 6-1 which means Broady cannot advance out of the Tim Henman Group to the knockout stage.
Unfortunately I had to take out of the #BattleOfTheBrits event💔
Early on in my match Vs Evo I sustained a nasty/very painful injury to my knee.
I will do every thing I can with my family and team to get… https://t.co/w0QYvbLPrJ
— Jay Alexander Clarke (@Jay27798) June 24, 2020
World No 77 Cameron Norrie faced 24-year-old Essex player Ryan Peniston in the second game of the day in the Greg Rusedski Group.
Norrie survived a scare, eventually winning in a championship tie-break.
Peniston, playing due to the fact Jack Draper withdrew about Tuesday in addition to ranked 394 in the world, required the starting set but Norrie came back in order to win 3-6 6-2 10-4.
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