Andy Murray’s Brisbane International hopes ended by Daniil Medvedev

Andy Murray dismayed

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.

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