Mahut ends Murray's reign at Queen's
Date published :
13 Jun 2012 - 17:48:56
Andy Murray's reign as Queen's champion came to an abrupt end as the world number four suffered a shock 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/1) defeat against France's Nicolas Mahut in the second round on Wednesday.
Top seed Murray had won the pre-Wimbledon grass-court event in west London twice in the last three years, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in last year's final, but he paid the price for an error-strewn display as former Queen's runner-up Mahut enjoyed one of the best wins of his career.
It was the worst possible preparation for Murray ahead of Wimbledon, which starts later this month, and leaves the Scot without a title since his triumph in Brisbane in January.