British Tennis star Andy Murray bowed out of the Winston-Salem Open in the first round itself while South Korean Lee Duck-hee scripted history on Monday.
Murray, playing only his second singles match after he had undergone a hip resurfacing injury in January, was beaten by Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 at the ATP 250 tournament.
The three-time grand slam winner who had accepted a wildcard entry in the tournament had his moments in the match, however, he eventually lost the match before in two hours and ten minutes.
Lee made history by becoming the first deaf player to register a win in the main draw of the ATP match tour against Henri Laaksonen 7-6 (7-4) 6-1.
The 21-year-old South Korean converted three of the 11 breaks points in a historic win.
Jeremy Chardy cruised to the second round thanks to a 6-1 7-6 (7-5) victory over American player Raymond Sarmiento.
Several other matches were postponed because of rain in North Carolina.