Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are facing off in the round robin portion of the ATP World Tour Finals, and Murray decided his hair was hindering his performance and gave himself a trim during a changeover in the first set.
At the time of the Scotsman’s surprise haircut the match was all square at two games each, according to The Daily Mirror, but the new hairdo did not help Murray pull ahead as he dropped the set 6–4 to Nadal, and went on to lose the match in straight sets.
Murray defeated Nadal’s countryman David Ferrer in his first match at the year-end event, while Nadal won against French Open champion Stan Warwinka in his opener.
The winner of the eight-man event at London’s O2 Arena gets $1.92 million, as well as 1,500 points in the ATP rankings.
– Brendan Maloy