Ex-world No 1 Andy Murray was knocked out in the last-16 of the second-tier Rennes Challenger ATP Tour on Wednesday.

Andy Murray, who is currently ranked 116th in the world, defeated Roman Safiullin 158th of Russia 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. end of season. Three-time major winner continued his search for late-season momentum.

Murray, 34-year-old, who is retiring in 2019 with a leg injury, was able to score three points from that game before his yield.

Murray defeated Yannick Maden from Germany 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round on Monday in front of nearly 2,000 fans.

Just two weeks before that, she had 24,000 seats at the Arthur Ashe Court in New York. with a defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open by five enthusiastic players.

“One of the goals between now and the end of the year is to try and make a big improvement with my ranking, and to do that, I need to be competing often,” said Murray earlier this week.

“I still feel like I can play a very high level but if all of the time when I go to the big tournaments I play top players right at the beginning of the event, it’s not so easy.”

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Set Match: Andy Murray vs Roman Safiullin

Murray moved around the field in early exchanges as Safiullin impressed him and was defeated twice and took the lead in the first set.

He couldn’t perform on set because Murray began what he hoped would only bring an inspiring comeback a third time.

The second set started from an even more equal angle, as Roman Safiullin played well on the net to continue the serve.

At 4-4, Andy was defeated for the first time, and the 30-15 lead penalty in Game 10 showed that the Scots host had a decisive set in the lead.

Murray missed the chance to lose in the first game of the final set, and instead he lost and is left behind.

Safiullin is defeated again, this time out of love, as Murray’s double guilt slipped the game out of his hands.

Roman Safiullin`s 13th ass got him one game, but Murray kept five break points to stay in the game.

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