Andy Murray was well beaten by Marcos Baghdatis at the Rotterdam 500 event as the world number 5 was thrashed 6-4 6-1 after leading 3-0 in the first set.
It was Murray’s first game since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final and it looked to have started well with the Scot racing into a lead with two service breaks, from then on though Murray was blown away by Baghdatis, who dropped just two of the next fourteen games.
Murray was playing his first indoor match in three months and had little preparation for the match, but the manner of loss will now lead to speculation that the Scot has once again been hit hard from his Oz open loss. It took Murray until Wimbledon to fully recover his form from his 2010 loss. After tonight’s match he said,
I need to think about what I need to do to be playing my best tennis by Indian Wells and Miami in March, I started well and then began missing a lot. You need to be very sharp in your movement on this surface.