Adrian Mannarino

Andy Murray blows late lead, loses at Monte Carlo Masters

Andy Murray blows late lead, loses at Monte Carlo Masters

Andy Murray blew a 4-0 lead in the deciding set and lost to Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Former French Open and Monte Carlo champion Stan Wawrinka followed Murray out after losing to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4.

Meanwhile, defending champion Rafael Nadal beat Alexander Zverev, spoiling the German's 20th birthday, 6-1, 6-1.

Later Thursday, two-time champion Novak Djokovic played No. 13 Pablo Carreno Busta.

Murray, returning from a right elbow injury which sidelined him during the Miami Open and Davis Cup quarterfinals, struggled on his serve in a scrappy match lasting more than 2 1/2 hours. The...

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