Andy Murray’s bid for Olympic gold at a third successive Games ended as he and Joe Salisbury, the UK’s representatives lost in the men’s doubles quarter- on Wednesday morning July 28 in Tokyo.
The British pair lost 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 10-7 against Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in the quarter-finals.
Murray, 34, and Salisbury were playing their first event together.
Murray, who won the singles at London 2012 and Rio 2016, pulled out of the individual event with a minor thigh strain to focus on the doubles.
Meanwhile, in the men’s singles, Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev is through to the quarter-finals after seeing off Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-2 3-6 6-2.
Next up for tMedvedev is Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta, who won 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 against Germany’s Dominik Koepfer.
Medvedev, 25, is one of those bidding to end Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing a first ‘Golden Slam’ – all four Grand Slams and Olympic gold in a single calendar year – in men’s tennis.
Djokovic, who has won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon titles this year, faces Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in his third-round match later on Wednesday.