ANDY MURRAY was defeated in straight sets by Janko Tipsarevic in this week’s exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.
Murray, the world number three, looked off his game as he fell to a 6-3 6-4 loss against Tipsarevic on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
The Serbian progressed to the semi-finals with the 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.
David Ferrer also booked his place in the semi-finals with a straight-sets win over Tomas Berdych.
The world number five eased to a 6-2 6-4 win to book a last-four meeting with Novak Djokovic.