Andy Murray knocked out by Alexander Bublik in the quarter-finals at Newport

Briton Andy Murray was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the ATP 250 tournament in Newport, in straight sets against Kazakh player Alexander Bublik (7-5, 6-4).

Andy Murray stumbled on Friday on Kazakh Alexander Bublik in the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament on grass in Newport, United States, losing in two sets 7-5, 6-4.

The former world No.1, who is now ranked 52nd in the ATP rankings, was betrayed by his serve at crucial moments in the game, offering on a double fault the first break point of the match at 5- 5 in the first set, which Bublik converted before completing the first set in 57 minutes.

At 35, the Scotsman, whose career was cut short by injuries and who plays with a hip prosthesis, has not won a tournament since Antwerp in 2019. However, he reached the final of two tournaments, in Sydney in January and in Stuttgart last month.

His rich record remains blocked for the time being at 46 titles, including a US Open (2012) and especially two coronations on the lawn of Wimbledon (2013 and 2016), where he also won Olympic gold in 2012, title retained four years later in Rio.

Bublik, 25, 42nd player in the world, has only one title, in Montpellier last February. He will face the winner of the 100% Australian match between Jason Kubler and James Duckworth in the semi-finals on Saturday. The other semi-final will oppose the Americans John Isner and Maxime Cressy.

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