Andy Murray LOSES his grudge match against Alexander Zverev as German world No 5 beats British veteran in straight sets at Indian Wells
- Alexander Zverev beats Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 in third round at Indian Wells
- It is the first time the 24-year-old German has beaten the 34-year-old Brit
- Murray won the first three games but Zverev stormed back to take first set
- Murray was also a break up in the second set but Zverev was too strong
Andy Murray has been knocked out of the Indian Wells Masters in California after a straight-sets defeat by his rival Alexander Zverev.
There is no love lost between the pair, and Murray was hoping to extend his unbeaten record against the German, but the 24-year-old had other ideas.
Murray broke first in both sets but both times he was pegged back. Zverev served for the match at 6-5 in the second but was broken back by Murray, however would go on to seal victory in the ensuing tie-break.
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Andy Murray was beaten 6-4, 7-6 in the third round at Indian Wells on Tuesday night
Murray was hoping for a shock as he continues his comeback from hip surgery
Alex Zverev beat Murray for the first time, having lost their previous two encounters