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Citi Open Teymuraz Gabashvili stuns Andy Murray in Washington

World number three Andy Murray was a shock loser in his first ATP World Tour match since Wimbledon.

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Andy Murray was stunned in his first tour match since Wimbledon, going down to Teymuraz Gabashvili at the Citi Open on Wednesday.

Top seed Murray was ousted from the ATP 500 hard-court event in Washington DC with Gabashvili securing a 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7-4) victory.

Gabashvili's win was his second over a top-five opponent in as many seasons, having scalped David Ferrer in Barcelona in 2014.

Murray, meanwhile, was left to rue his missed chance serving for the match at 5-4 in the third set.

Gabashvili launched his challenge to the world number three in the first set, breaking for a 3-1 lead - before coughing up his advantage.

The Russian representative then broke again when Murray was serving at 4-5, but the Briton bounced back - eventually levelling the match via a break in the seventh game of the second set.

Murray, though, was in trouble when serving at 2-3 in the second - serving a double fault by some margin after multiple lets to be in a 15-30 hole.

He emerged from the game with a hold, and then broke immediately to seemingly escape the worst of Gabashvili.

However, the world number 53 continued to be defiant in the third set - despite pulling up ginger in the third game and receiving treatment on his lower left leg having held for a 2-1 lead.

Disturbed by the break in play, Murray trailed 15-40 in the fourth game - but levelled for 2-2 with an emotional hold.

Gabashvili's resistance was seemingly banished for good when Murray broke to lead 5-4, but the Scot could not serve it out as his frustration lingered.

Murray managed to find some first serves in the tie-break - as did Gabashvili, and the former Georgia native was first to match point with a brilliant return on the 10th point to lead 6-4 - and he only needed one to salute.

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