TENNIS

2020 Bett1hulks Championships : Murray Dispatched In First Round By Verdasco In Cologne

Andy Murray was knocked out in the first round of the bett1hulks indoors in Cologne by Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

It was Verdasco third consecutive win against the Former World Number One after having lost 13 of their 14 first meetings. Verdasco will meet top seed Alexander Zverev in the second round.

In other singles action, eighth seed Marin Cilic had to work to put away American Lucky Loser Marcos Giron who hung on for two hours and 30 minutes before finally losing 6-2 4-6 6-3. Cilic next faces Alejandro Davidovich Fokina who beat qualifier Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5 6-4.