March 25, 2011 / 8:52 PM / 9 years ago

Misery for Andy Murray after another defeat by a qualifier

Andy Murray of Britain (L) walks away after congratulating Alex Bogomolov Jr. of the U.S. at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

MIAMI (Reuters) - Andy Murray suffered a shock 6-1 7-5 loss to American qualifier Alex Bogomolov in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open on Friday, continuing his miserable start to the United States hardcourt season.

British world number five Murray, who was ousted by little-known American qualifier Donald Young in the second round at Indian Wells earlier this month, looked badly out of sorts at Key Biscayne.

The Scotsman, who had a bye in the first round, won just 33 percent of second serve points against his 27-year-old opponent.

Moscow-born Bogomolov is ranked 118th in the world.

Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes

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