Andy Murray lost to 6-3 6-0 against Stan Wawrinka In the second round of the ATP Challenger Tour event in Bordeaux.
Murray’s poor run at the clay court Masters 1000 events continued when he was eliminated from the Italian Open in the first round by Fabio Fognini.
However, the Scottish player enjoyed the success of winning his first title since 2019 at a second-tier tournament in Aix-en-Provence earlier this month.
Murray, who turned 36 on Monday, finished second and got a first-round goodbye, but found himself in a stacked bottom half in the Bordeaux draw, which included three-time grand slam champion Wawrinka.
Veteran Swiss winner 2015 French OpenHe forced a break in the fourth game before taking a 4-1 lead.
Although Murray saved a few set points on his next serve, Wawrinka closed the set soon after.
At the start of the second set, Murray’s service was again interrupted and Wawrinka was broken twice to take a 3-0 lead.
Wawrinka, 38, continued the pressure to break Murray again in game five.
Although Murray pushed his own breaking point chances in the next game, Wawrinka was again frustrated with a line call as Wawrinka rallied to serve the game and complete a simple win at one hour and 17 minutes.
Having played for Roland Garros only once since 2017, Murray is expected to decide whether to compete on clay for potentially the last time in Paris or start early in preparations for the grass-court season as he looks to Wimbledon.