Fognini foils Murray’s comeback

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Andy Murray of Britain hits a return against Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina during their first round men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on 7 October 2019. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

SHANGHAI, China — A fuming Andy Murray accused Fabio Fognini of shouting during a critical point as the Briton went down fighting in three bitter sets at the Shanghai Masters.

The two players confronted one another in a lengthy exchange by the net near the end of a bad-tempered match that stretched past three hours with Murray telling Fognini to “shut up.”

The 12th-ranked Fognini plays the unseeded American Taylor Fritz or Russian seventh seed Karen Khachanov in the Last 16 after a contentious 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 7-6 (7/2) victory.

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