Denis Shapovalov endured a birthday for forget as Jan-Lennard Struff unceremoniously dumped him out of the Monte-Carlo Masters in the first round on Monday.
The Canadian was badly out of sorts, serving numerous double-faults as he struggled with his ball-toss all afternoon.
It wasn’t just his serve that was letting him down, either. Shapovalov appeared to lose all faith in his backhand as the match progressed too.
It started out well for Shapovalov, who battled to take the first set. However, he was immediately on the back foot after that before crashing to a pretty dismal 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 defeat.
Struff’s reward is a second-round match-up with Grigor Dimitrov.
Elsewhere, Rafael Nadal learned the identity of his first opponent on the Monte Carlo clay this year after Roberto Bautista Agut overcame John Millman 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.
The pair beat Kyle Edmund and Emma Raducanu in straight sets in the mixed doubles.
The 25-year-old made just eight unforced errors on his way to a convincing victory in Roehampton.
The WTA Tour resumes on Monday in Sicily after it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fellow Australian Ashleigh Barty, the current women’s world number one, withdrew from the tournament earlier this week.
Murray is due to play in the Western & Southern Open and the US Open this month.
The unnamed player has withdrawn but the WTA says the tournament will proceed as scheduled.
The pair clashed earlier in the week.
US Open and Western & Southern Open are a go.
The Scot wants anyone who breaks the bio-secure bubble to face strict punishment,