Andy Murray has not been able to continue his first win at the ATP level since his return to the tennis court on Thursday. The triple Grand Slam winner lost in Zhuhai in the second round.
Murray, dropped to 413th place in the world ranking, lost to Australian Alex de Minaur, number 31 of the ATP ranking: 6-4, 2-6 and 4-6.
32-year-old Murray had his hip changed early this year and initially hinted at the end of his career. However, he returned to the track in Cincinnati in August. He lost immediately there, just like a week later in Winston-Salem.
At the end of last week, the former number one in the world registered two victories at a challenger in Mallorca. He travels to Beijing after his loss in Zhuhai.
Defending champion Stéfanos Tsitsipás, like Murray, went down in the eighth finals. The young Greek had to give up in his match against Adrian Mannarino from France.