Andy Murray threw away two match points as he crashed out to Mario Ancic at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
After being a set down he fought back in the second to level it all up at 1 set a piece, both players winning their respective sets 6-2. The third set was much tighter and went all the way to a tie break.
Murray in a winning position at 6-4 crumbled, Ancic saved the first match point on his own serve before Murray at 6-5 serving for the match, threw in a bottle-crashing double fault. World number 63 Ancic then went to win the breaker 9-7 to wrap up a 3 set victory 6-2 2-6 7-6(9-7).
After the match Murray said,
That was just a bad serve……It was the first time on tour that I’ve lost a match when I’ve had match points so that’s pretty disappointing.
This was the second masters event of the year and the second poor masters performance by Andy Murray. The month of March 2008 will be one that Andy Murray will want to forget. It started so well with a first round victory against Roger Federer in Dubai, since then he has struggled with form and only managed three victories since that win, losing to Nikolay Davydenko, Tommy Hass and today Mario Ancic.