The curse continues for Murray, who concedes his sixth defeat in as many confrontations against the Australian, despite a match point in his favor, at the end of a match where he was far too nervous to hope to win . Broken from the start in the first set, he was too imprecise to convert one of his three set points, and too nervous - already - to prevent de Minaur from winning this set 7-6 (7/5). In a more disjointed second act, Murray this time managed to get the better of his opponent, reset the counters
Murray has not had the slightest success at Bercy since his title in 2016. Absent from 2017 to 2020, he disappeared in the first round of the Paris tournament for the third consecutive year. In the second round, de Minaur will face the winner of the meeting between the Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi (77th) and the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (48th), scheduled for Tuesday.