Draw for Biella Challenger Indoor II revealed as Andy Murray finds himself in difficult half

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Andy Murray swinging

Andy Murray is once again competing in the ATP Challenger Tour event in Italy this week, but the former world No 1 has landed in a tricky half as he could face the top seed in the second round.

Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray finished runner-up in the first Biella Challenger Indoor tournament last week as he was beaten in straight sets in the final by Illya Marchenko on Sunday.

He has remained in Beilla and will open his campaign against Italian Federico Gaio on Tuesday and, if he comes through that clash, then he could face top seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the second round.

Spaniard Davidovich Fokina kicks off his tournament against Steven Diez from Canada.

Former world No 69 Kwon Soon-woo from South Korea and Russian veteran Evgeny Donskoy, who reached No 65 in the rankings in 2013, are also in the top half of the draw.

Up and coming youngster Sebastian Korda was the big drawcard in the bottom half, but the second-seeded American suffered a first-round exit as he was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Dmitry Popko from Kazakhstan while Italian veteran Andreas Seppi is another big name in that half.

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