Murray loses to Ramos-Vinolas at Monte Carlo Masters

ATP Monte Carlo second round preview Stan Wawrinka vs Jiri Vesely

"The most normal thing would be to lose the match", said Ramos-Vinolas on trailing 0-4 in the third set.

Austrian Dominic Thiem, seeded sixth, advanced over Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3, 6-2 while Czech ninth seed Tomas Berdych put an end to the run of 39-year-old Tommy Haas 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal in the last eight in Monte Carlo after the 30-year-old nine-time French Open victor demolished highly-rated German Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-1.

Ramos-Vinolas, ranked 24 in the world, defeated the Briton 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in two hours and 32 minutes, reports Efe.

The right elbow injury prompted Murray to withdraw from last month's Miami Open and he also missed Britain's recent quarterfinal loss to France in the Davis Cup.

He takes on Albert Ramos-Vinolas next while Nadal, seeded fourth, has a tricky task against another young gun in Germany's Alexander Zverev who eased past Feliciano Lopez.

After another early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday, the temptation for some was to conclude that the pressure of being the world's No 1 player is having an adverse effect on Andy Murray. One week ago I would have been okay with that.

Defending champion Nadal, chasing a 10th title at the tournament, will face either Argentina's Diego Schwartzman or German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff for a place in the semifinals. "I was a little bit slow today-heavy legs".

At one changeover he could be heard telling himself "I don't know how to play" as the Spaniard abruptly upped his level when the cause seemed hopeless.

Just about an hour and a half later, Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas pulled off the tournament's second biggest upset, knocking off Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4. Ramos-Vinolas showed some sign of nerves in closing it out, but eventually did so when Murray miscued a final dropshot. At 5-4, I had a chance in that game, as well.

Novak Djokovic is the seeded player who has probably the toughest match, against David Goffin that is playing very well this season not only on hard-courts.

The 15th-seeded Spaniard will play former US Open champion Marin Cilic for a semifinal spot.

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