Murray falls to Dimitrov in Miami
Murray lost his temper during a 6-7(1) 6-4 6-3 defeat on Sunday, having lead 3-1 in the deciding set at Crandon Park.
“It’s very disappointing,” said Murray, who fell at the same stage at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells a fortnight ago. “I had plenty of time to prepare and practice for this. I got myself in a winning position so it couldn’t have been that bad, but couldn’t close it out.
“[I made] a lot of unforced errors in the third set. Obviously, I didn’t start the second set particularly well. After winning a close first set you want to try and put your opponent under pressure.
“I think I lost my first two service games to love, so that wasn’t very good. Then in the third set, he managed to get up a break and then I made a lot of unforced errors. Credit to him. He was more solid than me.”
Dimitrov will face Gael Monfils in the fourth round after the Frenchman defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-4.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic is the only one of the top five seeds into the fourth round after Roger Federer withdrew before his opening match with a virus, Rafael Nadal retired from his second round match against Damir Dzumhur with dizziness and Stan Wawrinka lost to Andrey Kuznetsov.
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