Andy Murray at Manacor

Briton Murray required two medical stoppages for cramp and received treatment to his thigh as he battled with his fitness and form yesterday evening.

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A tired Andy Murray lost in the third round of the Rafa Nadal Open in Majorca after losing 3-6 6-4 7-6 (3) to Italian world number 240 Matteo Viola yesterday evening.

Briton Murray required two medical stoppages for cramp and received treatment to his thigh as he battled with his fitness and form at the Challenger Tour tournament having receiving a wildcard entry.

The event was Murray?s third since the former world number one returned from hip surgery and he said it was a good run-out as he works his way back to full fitness, even if it had left him "very tired"."It was good, I enjoyed it," the 32-year-old told reporters.

"I would have liked to have played more matches but it was good, I played two competitive matches."

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STAN / Hace over 2 years

It is commendable that Andy Is developing his fitness, to play again. But I feel he is trying too much. A more measured approach to his playing recovery is needed. Difficult for a champion who is so motivated to recover his playing abilities.

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