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Tokyo Olympics: Andy Murray, Joe Salisbury Eliminated in Olympics Doubles Quarter-finals

Andy Murray, of Britain, reacts after winning the first set during his doubles match in the quarterfinals of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andy Murray, of Britain, reacts after winning the first set during his doubles match in the quarterfinals of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andy Murray's bid for a third Olympic gold medal ended Wednesday as the former world number one and partner Joe Salisbury lost to Croatia's Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles.

Andy Murray’s bid for a third Olympic gold medal ended Wednesday as the former world number one and partner Joe Salisbury lost to Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles.

The British pair led Cilic and Dodig by a set and a break but suffered a late collapse as the Croatians prevailed in a deciding tie-break to win 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 10-7.

Murray pulled out of the singles in Tokyo due to a muscle strain. He was the defending two-time champion in the event after winning gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

He was bidding for a fourth Olympic medal, having also won silver in mixed doubles alongside Laura Robson in 2012.

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first published:July 28, 2021, 12:44 IST