Andy Murray crashes at the Vienna Open in straight sets defeating promising Spanish teenager and US Open quarter-finalist Carlos Alcaraz
- Andy Murray lost 6-4 6-3 to Carlos Alcaraz in the knockout stages of the Vienna Open
- It is the first defeat of the former Briton and number one in the world in the Austrian capital.
- Promising teenager Alacaraz, 18, reached the US Open quarterfinals this year.
- Murray beat Alcaraz in Indian Wells this month, but the Spaniard took revenge
Andy Murray’s nine-game unbeaten streak in Vienna came to an end after a loss to promising Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the knockout stage of the City Open.
The three-time Grand Slam winner beat world number 10 Hubert Hurkacz in the first round earlier this week to improve his form, but he was no match for US Open quarter-finalist Alcaraz in Austria.
The 18-year-old Spaniard overcame a first set that lasted over an hour following a flurry of early breaks from both players, and while Murray took the lead in the second set via a break, Alcaraz returned to the offensive to produce a surprising comeback. to win 6-3 6-4.
Andy Murray crashed at the Vienna Open in the round of 16 stage with a loss to Carlos Alcaraz
Murray beat Alcaraz, 18, in Indian Wells this month, but the Spaniard took revenge
Alcaraz made the bottom eight at Flushing Meadows this year, but Murray beat the teenager at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells earlier this month.
Now the Spaniard, who is ranked 38 in the world, takes revenge on the former Briton and number 1 in the world.
More to follow.