Murray beaten in final warm-up
Andy Murray was beaten in straight sets by Ernests Gulbis in his final warm-up match ahead of the French Open on Thursday.
The British number one lost 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (7/4) to Gulbis at the Masters Guinot Mary Cohr exhibition event in Paris.
Murray started by far the better and two early breaks saw him into a 4-1 lead. He also led 40-0 in the sixth game before the wheels came off.
Gulbis hit back to level at 4-4 before taking the set in a tie-break.
In the second set, the Latvian led by a break but Murray, who at times still seemed to be troubled by back pain which has affected him in recent weeks, fought back and actually held three set points in the 10th game.
However, Gulbis held firm and clinched the match in another breaker.
Both men will now head to Roland Garros where the main draw gets under way on Sunday.