Murray loses in 3 sets in third round of BNP Paribas Open
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Andy Murray has lost in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open, getting beaten in three sets by 53rd-ranked Federico Delbonis of Argentina.
Delbonis scored the biggest win of his career, outlasting Murray 6-4, 4-6 7-6 (3) on Monday in a 2-hour, 46-minute struggle. Three years ago, Delbonis defeated then-fifth-ranked Roger Federer in the semifinals at Hamburg.
The left-handed Argentine rallied from 4-1 down in the third set, winning three straight games for a 4-all tie. He held serve to tie it 5-all and broke Murray in the next game to go up 6-5. But Murray broke back to force the tiebreaker.
Murray led 3-2 in the breaker before Delbonis reeled off five straight points to close out the match. Murray committed errors on the last three points, with his forehand landing wide on match point.