Andy Murray beaten by Florian Mayer at Qatar Open

Updated: 01 January 2014 21:13 IST

Andy Murray was leading 6-3, 3-0 when the 40th-ranked Mayer started to play more aggressively, going for winners on nearly every shot. Murray's lead evaporated as he only won three of the last 15 games in the one hour, 51 minute match.

Doha:

Third-seeded Andy Murray, playing in his first tournament since back surgery in late September, was upset by Florian Mayer of Germany 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

Murray was leading 6-3, 3-0 when the 40th-ranked Mayer started to play more aggressively, going for winners on nearly every shot. Murray's lead evaporated as he only won three of the last 15 games in the one hour, 51 minute match.

Murray hit 25 winners, but the reigning Wimbledon champion countered that with 37 unforced errors.

The last four times Murray played a tournament during the first week of the new season he captured the title: in 2008 and '09 at Doha, and 2012 and '13 at Brisbane.

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Topics : Tennis Francesca Schiavone Andy Murray Florian Mayer Svetlana Kuznetsova Roger Federer Marin Cilic Shahar Peer
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