Murray shocked in Paris

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Updated: November 2, 2012

Andy Murray failed to convert a match point as he went crashing out of the Paris Masters, losing to Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz  5-7 7-6 6-2. With no Federer or Nadal, and Djokovic losing yesterday, Murray was in pole position to go on and lift his first Masters title of the year.

Janowicz will next face eighth-seeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic.

The world No 3’s defeat means that for the first time since the 2010 Paris Masters was won by Swede Robin Soderling, a Masters title will be claimed by a player outside of the Big Four.

Argentine seventh seed Juan Martin del Potro will also have a few extra days to prepare for next week’s ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 in London as he was beaten 6-4 6-3 by local favourite Michael Llodra.

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will also travel to London next week after securing his spot with a 7-6 7-6 win over Spain’s Nicolas Almagro.

Tomas Berdych also advanced following a 3 set win over Kevin Anderson. He now faces local favourite Gilles Simon.