Murray loses in 3 sets in third round of BNP Paribas Open
Bernard Tomic, of Australia, returns a shot from Milos Raonic, of Canada, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 14, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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.
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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.