The world no.2 Andy Murray suffered an early defeat at the BNP Paribas Open at the hands of the Argentine Federico Delbonis. The 28 year old Scot looked confident at his first event after becoming a father but the 53rd rank player turned the table around to win the match 6-4 4-6 7-6(7-3).
Murray was clearly struggling in the first set and got broken in the seventh game. “He came up with some good passing shots. I could have done a bit more with the volleys and my serve,” Murray said. “He moved better than what I expected.”
In a close second set, Murray managed to squeeze a break at a crucial time to level the match up. The third set was close knit affair that ended in Delbonis’ favor in a tie breaker. This is also the first win for Delbonis against a player ranked as high as Murray. “In the end it was a question of can I do my job? This is what I get,” Delbonis said.
The next stop for Murray is going to be at the ATP Tour in Miami.