Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon in earliest exit since 2005

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Andy Murray has crashed out of Wimbledon on Friday after losing three straight sets to 12th seed Denis Shapovalov.

This is Murray’s earliest Wimbledon exit in 16 years.

The British tennis star has suffered from hip and groin injuries since 2016, when he enjoyed the best season of his career, sitting in the top-seed spot for 41 weeks.

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After multiple surgeries and long layoffs, the two-time Wimbledon winner is now ranked at 118.

Murray’s 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 defeat was the first time the 2013 and 2016 champion had lost in the third round since his debut as an 18-year-old in 2005.

Canadian 22-year-old Shapovalov will face Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the quarter-finals.

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