China Open: Andy Murray loses to Dominic Thiem in quarter-final

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Britains Andy Murray was defeated 6-2 7-6 (7-3) from top-seed Dominic Thiem at the quarter-finals of the China Open.
Even the 32-year-old, in his very first singles quarter-final in over a year following career-saving hip operation in January, was broken up in both sets.
Murray broke back to force a tie-break once the Austrian served at 5-4 in the second set for success.
Nevertheless, dominated the success in Beijing.
Murray moved encouragingly freely during an evenly balanced match and produced numerous trademark fall shots and volleys.
Thiem will play Russias Karen Khachanov in the semi-finals after the 23-year-old beat Italys Fabio Fognini 3-6 6-3 6-1.
Murray ATP Tour singles quarter-final appearance has been a defeat with Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the Shenzhen Open in September 2018.
After having a wildcard entry, the Scotsman will keep his singles comeback at the Shanghai Open this weekend.
He has won the title Shanghai on three previous occasions – from 2010, 2011 and 2016.
Meanwhile world number two Rafael Nadal, 33, who obtained his first Grand Slam title at the US Open in Septemberand 5 October owing to your wrist injury, have pulled apart.
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