Murray loses Zhuhai in the Second Round. Andy Murray has been unable to continue his first win in singles on the ATP Tour since his major hip surgery.
The 32-year-old Scot lost in the second round in the Chinese Zhuhai of the Australian Alex de Minaur: 6-4 2-6 4-6.
Murray had reached the second round at the expense of American Tennys Sandgren.
He needed two hours and 41 minutes for that.
The match against De Minaur lasted almost as long.
In the third set, both players received three breakpoints,
but the Australian was the only one who managed to use one.
De Schot returned to the doubles in mid-June and only two months later did he come into action again in singles.
In Cincinnati, Murray lost to Richard Gasquet and a week then to Winston-Salem to Sandgren, from whom he won in Zhuhai.
In the challenger circuit, he already won twice at the end of August.