Three-time champion Andy Murray finishes in Montreal as Cameron Norrie wins

Three-time champion Andy Murray lost in a row in the first round of the National Bankers Open as British number one Cameron Norrie advanced.

Murray, who won the tournament in 2015 after previous victories in 2009 and 2010, finally faced American Taylor Fritz in Tuesday night’s game after they were delayed a day earlier. due to rain in Montreal.

The Scot was overwhelmed by the strength of the 10th seed in the first set before hitting back hard in the second, with his frustration getting better as he smashed the racquet. himself on the field many times.

Fritz proved too strong in the end, his first 6-1 6-3 win in Canada to set up a second-round encounter against compatriot Frances Tiafoe.

Before that, Norrie had returned from the final loss to Abierto de Tenis Mifel a few days earlier with a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Brandon Nakashima.

The world number 11 took just one hour and 13 minutes to win and will face Botic van de Zandschulp in the second round.

Jack Draper set up the encounter with Stefanos Tsitsipas with a 6-2 6-3 win over his counterpart Hugo Gaston, while British number two Dan Evans beat Filip Krajinovic. Evans will now play Russia’s Andrey Rublev, who said goodbye in the first round.

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