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Murray edged out by Tipsarevic

December 27, 2012 16:46 pm

Andy Murray was beaten in straight sets by Janko Tipsarevic on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

The Serbian progressed to the semi-finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory, where he will face Spain's world number 11 Nicolas Almagro, who came in as a late replacement following the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal due to a stomach virus.

After the match, world number three Murray told ESPN: "I'm looking forward to training very hard and playing some of my best tennis next year.

"It's nice to play in events like this and it's a great atmosphere to play in."

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