Andy Murray is OUT of the Moselle Open in Metz after quarter-final defeat against top seed Hubert Hurkacz… with three-time Grand Slam winner left to rue missed chances in frustrating first set
- Andy Murray eached the last eight by beating Ugo Humbert and Vasek Pospisil
- Yet the Scot missed three opportunities to break while on top in the quarter-final
- Hubert Hurkacz took advantagebefore raising his level to come through in Metz
- The Pole will face German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk for a place in the final
Andy Murray’s promising run at the Moselle Open in Metz ended with a quarter-final loss to top seed Hubert Hurkacz.
Victories over Ugo Humbert and Vasek Pospisil had seen the Scot reach the last eight at an ATP Tour event for the first time since he won his last title in Antwerp in 2019.
But Hurkacz, who defeated Roger Federer to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals this summer, proved a step too far, the Pole prevailing 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Andy Murray’s promising run at the Moselle Open ended against Hubert Hurkacz on Friday
World No 13 Hurkacz will face German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk for a place in the final in Metz
Murray was obviously frustrated not to win a first set where he was the better player, missing three opportunities to break in the eighth game.
And Hurkacz took advantage in the tie-break before raising his level in the second set. He broke Murray’s serve in the fourth game and held off an attempted fightback from his opponent to clinch victory.
Hurkacz will take on German Peter Gojowczyk in the semi-finals while Murray is due to play in next week’s ATP tournament in San Diego.
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