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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 October 2007, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Murray crashes out of Kremlin Cup
Andy Murray
Murray was beaten in last weekend's Moselle Open final
British number one Andy Murray crashed out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow in the second round, losing 6-4 7-5 to Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia.

The 20-year-old Scot started slowly and failed to muster a single break point in the first set, while his opponent took advantage with one of his seven.

Murray was 5-3 ahead in the second set, before Tipsarevic reeled off four games on the bounce to claim victory.

Tipsarevic will now meet Radek Stepanek in a quarter-final contest.

A disappointed Murray said he didn't think he had played too badly. "I played one bad game to lose my serve in the first set, but in the second I had so many chances, he said.

Murray added: "I was 5-2 at 15-40 on his serve, then I lost my serve, I also had 0-40 on his serve at 5-4, but I had some pretty rough calls go against me.

"It was tough, as I felt I should have been in a third set."

Defending champion Nikolay Davydenko beat Ecuador's Nicolas Lapentti 6-4 6-4 but second seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia went out 7-5 6-4 to Germany's Michael Berrer.

Crowd favourite Marat Safin, seeded fifth in his home tournament, also crashed out following a 6-4 6-4 defeat by compatriot Igor Andreev.

Meanwhile, women's champion Anna Chakvetadze was knocked out of the tournament 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 by fellow Russian Dinara Safina.

Serena Williams moved through to the quarter-finals, but she had to work harder than expected to beat Ukraine qualifier Tatiana Perebiynis 7-5 6-4.

The number four seed will now face eighth-seeded Czech Nicole Vaidisova for a place in the semi-final.



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