Andy Murray limped out of the Indian Wells Masters on Monday as he doubled-faulted to hand over a 7-6 (6), 6-2 fourth-round win to young British compatriot Jack Draper at the Indian Wells Masters.
The 35-year-old Murray looked spent and seemed to be favouring his surgically repaired hip as he lost to the 20-year-old Draper in two hours.
The youngster has now won three consecutive matches for only the second time in his career in a Masters after Montreal last August.
Despite a heavy taping on his right thigh which he had removed in the closing stages of victory. Draper looked in command as he beat his tennis idol in their first-time meeting.
“I’ve looked up to him since I was so young,” Draper said. “I watched him win Wimbledon for the first time in 2013.
“I’ve trained a lot with him: He’s a really special person. a great champion and human being. It was a privilege to play him.”
Draper had 31 winners to 17 for the underdone Murray.
Draper was keen to speak about his leg problem, but admitted: “I’ve had it the last few months and had to miss Doha and Dubai. Hopefully it gets better.”
Main photo:- Jack Draper celebrates victory over his idol Andy Murray – by Pete Staples/ATPTour.com