Rome, Italy (Sports Network) - Andy Murray retired from his second-round
match Wednesday at the $3.475 million Italian Masters due to a back and hip
The third-seeded British star lost the first set and had just won the second
against Spaniard Marcel Granollers when the U.S. Open champion decided his
week was over at Foro Italico. Granollers prevailed, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7).
More seeds exited the draw at this French Open tune-up when 6-foot-8 rising
Pole Jerzy Janowicz doused eighth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6
(7-5), Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov advanced via walkover when hot Swiss
Stanislas Wawrinka, seeded 15th this week, pulled out of his scheduled second-
rounder, citing a thigh injury, and Frenchman Jeremy Chardy dropped 16th-
seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-1. A busy Wawrinka appeared in finals in
his previous two events over the past two weeks, winning a championship in
Portugal and finishing as a runner-up to Rafael Nadal in Madrid.
Also on Day 4 in Rome, Frenchman Gilles Simon handled Russian veteran Mikhail
Youzhny 7-5, 6-3, Benoit Paire outlasted fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-7
(3-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), and German Philipp Kohlschreiber erased Spaniard Albert
Ramos 6-4, 6-1.
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