46 ATP singles winner Andy Murray misplaced in a direct sequence in opposition to Egor Gerasimov in his first ATP Tour match for 4 months on the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.
Belarusian Gerasimov defeated Murray, wild card entry, 7-6 (10-8) 6-1.
Former world primary Murray, at present ranked 121, has misplaced his final 4 video games within the ATP Tour.
Murray started his season in Biella, Italy on the ATP Challenger Tour, shedding within the closing in opposition to Ukrainian Illya Marchenko on February 14th.
Murray, who missed the opening of this 12 months’s Grand Slam in Australia after a constructive check for coronavirus:, performed his final time on the ATP Tour in Cologne in October when he suffered a first-round defeat by Fernando Verdasco.
Gerasimov misplaced within the second spherical of the Australian Open, took the primary break of service to steer 4-3, and though Murray responded instantly his opponent lastly took his fourth set level to prevail 10-. 8 in and tie-break.
Murray, who missed his personal set-point alternative when 7-6 forward in tie-break, was unable to launch a comeback as Gerasimov comfortably gained the second set in 35 minutes.
He faces Slovenian Aljaz Bedene or Italian Jannik Sinner within the second spherical.