Adrian Mannarino

Murray loses to Ramos-Vinolas at Monte Carlo Masters

Top-ranked Andy Murray threw away a 4-0 lead in the deciding set of his third-round match on Thursday as 15th-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas won 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Murray, who is returning after a spell out with a right elbow injury, looked rusty on the clay-court surface and struggled on his serve in a scrappy match lasting more than 2 ½ hours and featuring 13 service breaks — including seven against Murray, who struggled with the Spaniard's heavy forehands.

"I'm disappointed to lose from the position that I was in," said Murray, last year's French Open runner-up. "Being 4-love up in the third, I haven't lost many matches like...

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