Andy Murray’s French Open campaign fell to pieces last night in Paris losing in straight sets to Thomas Berdych.
The world number-one crashed to a comprehensive 6 – 4, 7 – 5, 6 – 3 defeat to the 15th seed from the Czech Republic tennis ace.
Rain haltered the game midway through with Berdych leading 6 – 4, 3 – 4 but the players came back late in the night for another session of tennis.
The comeback though failed to raise Murray’s game and losing serve soon after the restart meant he went two sets to nil down.
A confident Berdychthen sealed the match with a comfortable third set as Murray’s French dream lay in tatters.
Murray told BBC Sport: “You can’t make excuses about the conditions, they’re exactly the same for both of us, it’s just tough conditions to play in and he played better than me.
“I got myself back into it and struggled when we came back out from the rain delay. But he played a good match.”
Murray will now have a short break before he starts work preparing for this summer’s grand slam event at Wimbledon – where he was a semi-finalist last year.