Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar. 12 (ANI): World No.1 Andy Murray on Sunday suffered a major setback as he was crashed out of the ongoing ATP Indian Wells Masters after getting defeated from Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil in straight sets.
Pospisil, ranked 129th in the world, beat Murray 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the second round contest that lasted for almost two hours.
Murray had faced the 26-year-old before, claiming a 6-1, 6-3 second-round decision in 2015. He met him in the Wimbledon quarters that year, too, winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. So he was more than familiar with his opponent's sometimes-serve-and-volley game.
It was yet another disappointing performance for the 29-year-old in the California desert, where his best showing is a 2009 runner-up finish to fourteen time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal, reports Sport24.
Pospisil, will now face Serbian Dusan Lajovic, who defeated Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2) . (ANI)