Murray Loses Fourth Consecutive Match In Disappointing Australian Open Elimination

Murray Loses Fourth Consecutive Match In Disappointing Australian Open Elimination

by Erik Virostko

Andy Murray didn't seem to be enjoying his time on the court in recent weeks, and things didn't get any better at the 2024 Australian Open.

Heading into the first Grand Slam of the season, the British player was already on a three-match losing streak, after being bested by Grigor Dimitrov in his first match of the season.

Before hitting the courts in the Melbourne Park, Murray played a couple more matches, but those weren't in official ATP tournaments, so obviously, they don't count towards the official record.

He first lost to Marin Cilic in two sets, before beating Dominic Thiem in straight sets, which should have improved his mood ahead of the Australian Open, as the Brit hasn't been very positive recently.

But his first-round match at the 2024 Australian Open against Tomas Martin Etcheverry also wasn't very positive. The first set of the match was a real fight, as both players had multiple chances, but in the closing stages, Murray was edged out by his Argentinian opponent, who won the first set 6-4.

After losing the opening set, the former world no. 1 couldn't find another gear in set two, as Murray's struggles continued, and this time around, he was even less competitive, losing the second set 2-6.

The five-time Australian Open finalist didn't find any more luck in the third set either, as he couldn't create any break points, and on top of that, his serving was far below his usual level.

As a result, Murray lost already his fourth consecutive Tour-level match, as Etcheverry celebrated a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory, setting up a second-round clash with Gael Monfils, who overcame Yannick Hanfmann at around the same time as this match finished.

Andy Murray vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry Match Stats:

Andy Murray Tomas Martin Etcheverry
6 Aces 11
2 Double Faults 0
52% First Serve % 73%
72% Points Won After First Serve % 75%
33% Points Won After Second Serve % 57%
1/5 Break Point Conversion 6/14
21 Winners 37
37 Unforced Errors 19


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