Andy Murray continued his singles comeback with a straight-sets defeat by Tennys Sandgren at the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina on Monday night.
The former British No 1 underwent hip surgery in January and has endured a long road to recovery, first playing doubles before returning to singles last week.
After seven months away from the singles game, Murray lost to Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati last week, and has now played again in North Carolina.
Andy Murray, pictured in Ohio last week, is continuing his comeback from a serious hip injury +4
Andy Murray, pictured in Ohio last week, is continuing his comeback from a serious hip injury
Coming up against Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open, Murray put up a fight but eventually was beaten 7-6 (10-8), 7-5.
Hundreds turned out to see him in North Carolina, with many sticking around after play was delayed for several hours due to rain.
There were some flashes of form from the Briton, who accepted a wildcard to the ATP 250 event, but world number 73 Sandgren proved too strong.