/Andy Murray tells Fabio Fognini to ‘shut up’ in furious on court row as he loses in Shanghai Masters

Andy Murray tells Fabio Fognini to ‘shut up’ in furious on court row as he loses in Shanghai Masters

Andy Murray had a furious exchange with opponent Fabio Fognini as during his second round defeat at the Shanghai Masters.

Murray, 32, lost 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 7-6 (7-2) to the world number 12 despite having been in a position to twice serve for the match.

Murray was furious with his opponent during the second round of the Shanghai Masters

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Murray was furious with his opponent during the second round of the Shanghai Masters

Murray was involved in a heated exchange with Fabio Fognini

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Murray was involved in a heated exchange with Fabio Fognini

The two-time Wimbledon champion was angered when Fognini shouted at him as he struck a volley at 5-5 during the third and final set.

Near the end of the match, the two players exchanged words and Murray said he was not to be spoken to like that.

“Someone made a noise, I didn’t know who made the noise, I looked in the direction of where the noise came from.

“He then told me, ‘Stop looking at me, what are you looking at me for?’

“I was like, ‘I was just about to hit a shot and someone made a noise’. He then told me to stop looking at him.”

Murray was playing in his ninth singles match at tour-level since undergoing a hip resurfacing operation in January and will return to the world’s top 250 next week.

“He told me to stop complaining, to have a sense of humour. I wanted to know where the sound came from and it came from him, which you’re not allowed to do.

“It’s against the rules, it’s hindrance, you shouldn’t do it. But he said I should have a sense of humour about that but in that moment neither of us were in a joking, laughing kind of mood.

“He [umpire Fergus Murphy] wasn’t saying anything to him. I was obviously frustrated with that. He wanted to engage with me, I probably shouldn’t have done but I’m not having him talk to me like that on the court.”

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