Raducanu fights back but falls to Andreescu, while Murray and Edmund fail to advance
In a shocking turn of events, the Miami Open saw three big-name tennis players – Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray, and Kyle Edmund – lose their opening matches on Wednesday.
Raducanu, who had been on a roll after her impressive run at the Indian Wells tournament, faced off against Bianca Andreescu in what was expected to be a tough match. After a grueling two hours and 33 minutes, the Canadian former US Open champion emerged victorious with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 scoreline. Despite fighting back in the second set and forcing a decider, Raducanu was unable to maintain her momentum and fell short against her opponent.
Meanwhile, Murray, who had made a name for himself with his impressive comeback skills this season, failed to deliver against Dusan Lajovic. The Serbian clinched a 6-4 7-5 victory over the former world number one, who was unable to turn the match around despite his best efforts.
Edmund also suffered a disappointing defeat, falling 5-7 5-7 to China’s Wu Yibing in a match that lasted one hour and 34 minutes. The British player struggled with his serve, committing three double faults in his opening two service games, which cost him dearly in the end.
Despite the early exit, Raducanu remained optimistic, stating that she was “pleased with the way [she] fought” in the match. Murray also expressed his determination to continue improving his game, saying that he was “disappointed to lose” but was “looking forward to getting back on the practice court”.
As for Edmund, he acknowledged that he had a “tough day at the office” but was determined to learn from his mistakes and come back stronger in the next tournament.
With the top seeds still to play, the Miami Open promises to deliver more exciting matches in the days to come. Tennis fans around the world will be eagerly watching to see who will emerge victorious in this prestigious tournament.