Murray and Peers won the first set before losing the second to force the deciding Champions Tie-break, in which they lost 5 points in a row to end the match.
Ward, 23, had impressively come through three rounds of qualifying in to reach the main draw at Stuttgart including Dustin Brown, Lleyton Hewitt’s conqueror at Wimbledon.
Today Ward, ranked 382 in the world and Britain’s number nine, was up against the fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini.
Ward lost to the Italian, ranked 351 places higher, in a close match 6-3, 7-6(5) in an hour and 20 minutes.
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