Andy Murray falls to emphatic first-round defeat by old rival Stan Wawrinka at the French Open as Brit wins just six games
- Andy Murray was making his first appearance at Roland Garros for three years
- 2015 French Open winner Wawrinka hit 42 winners to Murray’s 10 in the match
- Murray’s defeat follows Dan Evans’ narrow loss to Kei Nishikori in a five-set epic
Andy Murray was comprehensively beaten by Stan Wawrinka in three quick sets in the Scot’s first match at Roland Garros since 2017.
Murray was included in the main draw thanks to a wildcard, but his lack of playing time in recent years was evident as he was dispatched by 35-year-old Wawrinka, who won 6-1, 6-3, 6-2.
The Swiss player, who defeated Novak Djokovic to claim the 2015 title, fired 42 winners to his opponent’s 10 in a match that was over after one hour and 37 minutes.
Andy Murray leaves court after being thrashed by 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka
Murray’s loss follows Dan Evans’ defeat in a topsy-turvy encounter on Court 14. The 30-year-old from Solihull took the first set 6-1 against former world No 4 Kei Nishikori.
The Japanese man replied with the same scoreline in the second set before holding off an Evans fightback to edge ahead after taking the first-set tiebreak.
More Evans brilliance saw him win the fourth set 6-1 and force a decider, but Nishikori had the greater steel and wrapped up the win.