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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 15:49 GMT 16:49 UK
Murray falls to defeat by Blake
Scotland's Andy Murray
Murray failed to find his rhythm against Blake
Britain's Andy Murray slumped to a 6-3 6-3 defeat to fifth seed James Blake at the Hamburg Masters.

The Scot looked a shadow of the player who defeated world number 26 Gael Monfils in the opening round.

Blake played some confident tennis as Murray struggled badly with his serve at the end of the first set and into the second.

Murray's frustration was evident as he committed a host of unforced errors allowing Blake complete an easy win.

After losing the first set, Murray needed to make a good start to the second set but he was quickly 2-0 down before an inspired cross-court pass helped him make it 2-1.

But again the serve let Murray down as Blake broke once more to restore the two-game advantage.

Murray made it 3-2 with a topspin lob but yet again Blake responded by breaking.

The final three games went with serve, and Blake took the first of three match points on serve to book a third-round meeting with Croatia's Mario Ancic.

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