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Murray exits Monte-Carlo Masters

20th April 2017, 13:30 by James Mason

Albert Ramos-Vinolas caused a huge shock at the Monte-Carlo Masters after knocking out Andy Murray.

Murray, who defeated Gilles Muller in the previous round, looked on course for a comfortable victory in his third round match after taking the opening set 6-2.

However, Ramos-Vinolas, who is seeded 15th for the tournament, turned things around to take the second set by the same scoreline and force a decider.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, who admitted to some pain in his elbow after beating Muller, managed to regain the initiative and he was cruising into the next stage of the event after racing into a 4-0 lead.

But his Spanish opponent refused to give up and he recorded successive breaks before clinching the final set 7-5 for a famous win in the first meeting between the pair.

Ramos-Vinolas will now go up against Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals after the latter disposed of Tomas Berdych in straight sets, winning 6-2 7-6.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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