Andy Murray crashes out of the Miami Open in round two as the former Wimbledon champion is beaten in straight sets by world No 2 Daniil Medvedev
- Andy Murray faced Daniil Medvedev in the round of 64 in Miami on Saturday
- Medvedev easily saw of the Brit in straight sets to move into the last 32
- Murray has previously won the Miami Open twice in his illustrious career
Andy Murray suffered a straight-sets defeat to world number two Daniil Medvedev in the second round of the Miami Open.
The Scot had been looking to build on Thursday’s win over Federico Delbonis, but was never presented with a clear opportunity as top seed Medvedev produced a clinical display in a 6-4, 6-2 victory.
The Australian Open runner-up made an early breakthrough against Murray’s serve in the third game of the opening set and did not look like relinquishing control.
Andy Murray struggled to get a foothold in his match against Daniil Medvedev on Saturday
With Ivan Lendl watching on from Murray’s box at the Hard Rock Stadium, there was plenty of support for the 34-year-old, who had been given a wildcard entry into a tournament he has won twice.
Medvedev, though, continued to dominate on his own serve, not facing a break opportunity once.
Murray failed to hold in the fifth game and again in the seventh as Medvedev closed in on victory, which was secured on a first match-point chance as the Scot hit a backhand return into the net.
Medvedev was too good for Murray and has now moved into the next round of the tournament
There was also disappointment for Britain’s Heather Watson in the WTA event as she was beaten in straight sets by Belinda Bencic.
Watson, who recently dropped out of the top 100, had defeated 20th-ranked Elina Svitolina in the last round.
However, the Swiss world number 28 proved too strong as Bencic progressed 6-4 6-1.
Heather Watson was also knocked out in Miami on Saturday by Belinda Bencic