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Thursday, 08 August 2013 23:02

Murray out of the Montreal Rogers Cup

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World number two Andy Murray lost to Ernests Gulbis in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

It is the first time since May 2013, that the Wimbledon champion has lost a match, with Gulbis beating him in straight sets 6-4 6-3 to progress through to the quarter-finals of the competition. Murray just could not contain the Latvian, ranked 38th in the world. It is a pity, as it was the first tournament Murray entered since winning Wimbledon, and having won this title twice before, he was favoured to go all the way with sports betting punters.

Murray should have taken advantage of two break points in game eight, but failed to capitalise against a player who was destined to win on the day. Even with Murray’s near perfect first serve percentage of more than 80% in the first set, was not enough to over power his opponent, as Gulbis showed no mercy on Andy’s second serves. The match was in fact, the 24 year old first win against Andy Murray in six attempts. The Latvian is definitely one of the hottest young talents on the circuit, as he has already gone up 100 places in the rankings this year and won the Delray Beach tournament.

It is such a shame that Andy Murray could not make back to back wins, and proves that the Scotsman still has a long way to go in becoming a true force to reckon with. English tennis fans will be expecting that Andy will be able to grow in maturity and mental strength in order to consistently win title and thus confirm his status as one of the world’s best tennis players.

Gulbis will now have to wait to see who he faces in the quarter-finals, as the player has no preference between Juan Martin del Potro or Milos Raonic. Check out Paddypower for all the best prices and Live Betting, plus all new registering customers will have the opportunity of being awarded up to £50 bonus on your first bet!