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(Tennis) World No. 1 Andy Murray Knocked Out By Fabio Fognini From The Italian Open

(Tennis) World No. 1 Andy Murray Knocked Out By Fabio Fognini From The Italian Open

World Tennis No. 1 Andy Murray and Italian Open Defending Champion got kicked out by the Italian World No. 29 Fabio Fognini (6-2, 6-4) in the second round clash late on Tuesday night.

Andy Murray last year at the same event (2016 Italian Open) didn't lose a set, going unbeaten till  he became the Champion, is now the second Defending champion to lose out in their first game since 2008, when Rafael Nadal fell to Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Since returning from an elbow injury, the Brit has been rolling below expectations, having reached the Semi Finals of the Barcelona Open but got knocked out by Croatia's world No. 41 Borna Coric.

To the surprise of the crowd, the Italian broke the first set, then took a 3-0 lead before finishing of the set 6-2 with a love service and in the second set went 4-1 before the Andy Murray came back to make the score 4-5 but the world No. 29 Served back to make his first win over the world No. 1 Andy Murray

"I am just not playing well," Murray said in his post-match press conference.

"I mean, the last couple of weeks, they have been tough and I haven't played well.

"I am just not playing good tennis and I need to try and work out how to turn that around."

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