Murray crashes in Monte Carlo, Djokovic struggles on
Andy Murray surrendered a 4-0 lead in the decisive third set on his way to defeat at the Monte Carlo Masters as the world number one's 2017 season hit another setback. Murray suffered a shock third-round loss to Spain's 15th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in more than two and a half hours. Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka was also routed, with the Swiss third seed losing to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4. Rafael Nadal gatecrashed Alexander Zverev's 20th birthday party with a brutal 6-1, 6-1 demolition while Novak Djokovic battled past Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. "I'm disappointed to lose from the position that I was in," said 29-year-old Murray, who was making his first ATP appearance this week since a second-round loss to Vasek Pospisil at Indian Wells on March 12.