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Murray crashes out in Rome opener

Andy Murray (AP)
Andy Murray (AP)

Rome - Defending champion Andy Murray slumped to another worrying defeat on Tuesday after losing his second-round match at the Rome Masters 6-2, 6-4 to Fabio Fognini.

The world number one crashed out to local favourite Fognini in just over 90 minutes as Murray's poor form continued ahead of this month's French Open, which runs from May 28-June 11.

Results on the third day of the Rome Masters on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

Men

Second round

Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Andy Murray (GBR x1) 6-2, 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x6) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-3, 6-2

David Goffin (BEL x9) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 7-6 (7/2), 6-2

Tomas Berdych (CZE x12) bt Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-3, 6-4

John Isner (USA) bt Florian Mayer (GER) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4)

First round

Alexander Zverev (GER x16) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-3, 6-4

Pablo Cuevas (URU) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2)

Jack Sock (USA x13) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP x15) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3, 6-3

Tommy Haas (GER) bt Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7/1)

David Ferrer (ESP) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-4, 6-2

Women

Second round

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) bt Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6-4, 3-6, 1-2 retired

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x7) bt Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-1, 7-6 (7/3)

Johanna Konta (GBR x5) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-3, 6-0

First round

Lauren Davis (USA) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Julia Goerges (GER) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x13) 7-6 (8/6), 7-5

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) bt Timea Babos (HUN) 6-2, 6-2

Anett Kontaveit (EST) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-3, 6-4

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-4, 6-4

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-2, 6-1

Catherine Bellis (USA) bt Misaki Doi (JPN) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6)

Kiki Bertens (NED x15) bt Monica Niculescu (ROM) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Daria Gavrilova (AUS) bt Madison Keys (USA x10) 2-6, 7-5, 7-5

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) bt Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-3, 6-4

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