Albert Ramos-Vinolas seal an unlikely victory over Andy Murray.
Andy Murray, 29, threw away a 4-0 lead against 15th-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the deciding set of his third-round match to crash out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday following a difficult return to action in the Principality this week
Ramos-Vinolas’ 2-6 6-7 7-5 victory was a setback for the world No 1.
Andy said, “I’m disappointed to lose from the position that I was in being four love up in the third, I haven’t lost many matches like that in my career.”
The Brit was sidelined with an elbow injury had since early March and, after missing Great Britain’s Davis Cup defeat to France, he debuted this year on the clay courts with an arduous win over Gilles Muller on Wednesday.
However, Andy’s progress would be scuppered just 24 hours later after defeat to the 15th seed in the first Masters 1000 of the year on clay.
The world No 1 was broken seven times during a see-saw encounter with the clay-court specialist and was leading 4-0 in the final set before he suffered a spectacular collapse.
The 15th-seeded rallied back to take the next four games to level the decider and despite the Scot taking the ninth to go 5-4 up, the 15th seed closed out the match with three successive games to seal an unlikely victory.