Matteo Berrettini cut Andy Murray’s progression at Queen’s and eliminated him from the tournament prior to Wimbledon 6-3, 6-3.
The Scotsman, who won his first grass match in three years this week, has not had two ATP wins since August 2020, when he reached the third round of the Cincinnati Masters 1000.
Murray could not do anything against the number one seed of the tournament and is eliminated from Queen’s, where he won five times, the last one in 2016, the year he was crowned number one in the world.
The Italian, who placed fourteen aces, will face Briton Dan Evans in the quarterfinals, who beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 7-6 (7).
After his participation in Queen’s, Murray could play in Eastbourne or continue with his training in the All England Club, where in eleven days Wimbledon will begin.
The Scotsman has an invitation to the third Grand Slam of the year, in which it will be his first appearance since he fell in 2017 in the quarterfinals.