Stanislas Wawrinka inflicated a straight sets 6-1, 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters, Monte Carlo.
Going into the match with an 8-4 Head to Head advantage, Murray had a poor service day and was severely punished by the Swiss Number 2.
Murray’s game was uncharacteristically littered with unforced errors. In all, twenty four and he highlighted this during the post match press conference as the main reason for the manner in which he capitulated.
Wawrinka, who showcased his talent during a tough loss to World #1 Novak Djokovic in Australia, again showed that when at his best, he is more than capable. After a tough opening service game, where was forced to save a break point, he went on to dominate the match convincingly, breaking Murray on three consecutive occasions during a one sided opening stanza.
Murray was better in the second set, but not good enough to check a range of winners from all around the court as Wawrinka refused to take the foot of the gas. A miserable performance was brought to an end by the scot netting for Wawrinka to take the match 6-1, 6-2.
Stan now takes on JW Tsonga in Round 4, while Murray flies to Madrid to prepare for the next masters event in the European clay swing.