Now Playing

Now Playing IconNow Playing:

Evolve Radio

Artist Name

Album Art

Battling Murray falls to drama-filled Miami Open exit

Andy Murray received treatment on his ankle in the deciding set before losing to inspired Czech Tomas Machac 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-5) in an epic encounter at the Miami Open on Sunday.

After winning the opening set, 36-year-old Murray appeared to be on course for a spot in the fourth round of the tournament he has won twice previously.

But Machac claimed a tight second and then marched into a seemingly comfortable lead at 3-0 in the decider.

Murray, roared on by the crowd, battled back before receiving medical treatment following an awkward landing on his ankle at 5-5 in the final set.

The former world No 1 managed to drag the contest into a tie-breaker but Machac conjured up four points in a row from 5-3 down to win a marathon encounter after three hours and 27 minutes.

Miles MacLagan says on Sky Sports Tennis

“Three stunning points from Machac. Four points to finish the match out from 5-3 down in the tie-break. What an effort!

“It’s everyday stuff from Murray. We see that all the time but not coming out on top – that will hurt.

“Fighting back in that third set so admirably. We talk about his indomitable spirit, well that was matched by Thomas Machac who played some absolutely stunning tennis.

“Machac quality just kept getting in the way.”

How to watch play on Sky Sports Tennis

The stars of tennis will appear on the new Sky Sports Tennis channel every day
Image: The stars of tennis will appear on the new Sky Sports Tennis channel every day

Sky Sports has confirmed a new home for tennis in the UK and Ireland, with Sky Sports Tennis on Sky and NOW, making tennis content available all day, every day for fans.

Sky Sports will broadcast more live tennis than anywhere else, bringing over 4,000 matches from more than 80 tournaments a year on the ATP and WTA Tours, as well as full coverage of the US Open, all exclusively live.

Non-Sky subscribers can stream live matches with a NOW Sports Day and Month Membership, via Sky Sports Tennis, Sky Sports Arena, and Sky Sports Mix channels.

For further access, fans will also be able to follow their favourite players and gain deeper insights from both Tours via Sky Sports News, the Sky Sports app, on SkySports.com and via Sky Sports social channels.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Find out all the ways to watch tennis on Sky Sports, including the US Open, ATP and WTA tours

Get Sky Sports on WhatsApp!

You can now start receiving messages and alerts for the latest breaking sports news, analysis, in-depth features and videos from our dedicated WhatsApp channel!

Find out more here

Watch the WTA and ATP Tours throughout 2024 on Sky Sports Tennis. Stream Sky Sports Tennis and more with a NOW Sports Month Membership. No contract, cancel anytime.

Sky News
(c) Sky Sports 2024:Source