Andy Murray’s Brisbane International hopes ended by Daniil Medvedev
Andy Murray’s winning start to 2019 has been halted after he lost in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev in the second round of the Brisbane International.
Murray, who is attempting to come back from an 18-month battle with injury, beat James Duckworth in his opening match of the season on New Year’s Day.
However, he was comprehensively beaten by Russian Medvedev.
Murray was competitive in the first set, even breaking Medvedev early on.
The Russian rallied, though, firing 14 winners to break the former world number one and take the set.
Murray was unable to recover, and was 4-0 down in the second set before he knew it.
He did produce some resilience to win the following two games, but Medvedev steadied himself to claim a 7-5 6-2 win.
He will now face Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.
More from Tennis365:
Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe out to play the villains against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe will face the two tennis greats in the Laver Cup doubles on Friday night.
Laver Cup: How to watch Roger Federer’s last match
Roger Federer will play his last competitive…
Rafael Nadal doesn’t expect American pair to lay down for final Roger Federer match
Rafael Nadal wants to help make Roger Federer’s farewell match special.
Novak Djokovic relishing ‘engaging’ Laver Cup experience
The Serbian star returns to the court in Laver Cup action.
Why Roger Federer tops Tennis earnings list despite absence from court
Roger Federer is the GOAT when it comes to raking in the cash.
Naomi Osaka pulls out of home event with suspected abdominal injury
More injury woes for Naomi Osaka.
Emma Raducanu downs Yanina Wickmayer to gain Korea Open last eight
The Briton faces Magda Linette of Poland in the last eight
Roger Federer vows not to be ‘a ghost or stranger’ after retirement
Roger Federer on life after tennis and teaming up with Big Four.
Emma Raducanu vs Yanina Wickmayer at the Korea Open: Match time, TV and streaming info
It’s Yanina Wickmayer up next for Emma Raducanu at the Korea Open.
Roger Federer’s net worth in 2022: How much has the tennis great earned in prize money?
Money matters involving Roger Federer.