Andy Murray took all his frustration out on his racket, bag and the ground last night

The classic racket smash. We’ve all been there.

ANDY MURRAY PLAYED down reports of a rift with coach Amelie Mauresmo after she was absent from his team box as the world number two was beaten by Grigor Dimitrov at the Miami Open.

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Mauresmo watched on from a different part of the stadium as Murray threw away a first-set lead in the third round on Monday, Dimitrov fighting back to win 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 6-3.

However, Murray denied his French coach’s location was due to a falling out and insisted it was all part of a plan to help him keep his cool on court.

But it didn’t appear to work very well as his game unraveled in sweltering conditions before Murray ultimately saw red by continually smashing his racket during the second set.

He received a violation from the umpire but that was the least of his troubles as he crashed out of the tournament with 55 unforced errors.

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“It’s very disappointing because I had plenty of time to prepare and practice for this,” he said afterwards.

“I got myself in a winning position so it couldn’t have been that bad, but couldn’t close it out. There were far too many unforced errors that crept in towards the end.

“Grigor is obviously a very good player, but I also had opportunities in this match. I was up a break in the third, same at Indian Wells, then lost a run of games in both matches. So I need to look at that and see where I go from there.”

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