Andy Murray’s bid to win the Golden Slam for the third successive Games has come to an end. Murray along with his partner Joe Salisbury lost in the quarter-finals of men’s doubles at the Tokyo Olympics.
The three-time Grand Slam singles champion Murray and Salisbury entered a career-high ranking of three, previous year and they played their first competition together.
Murray had been stunning with his partnership with Salisbury but couldn’t assemble on a key of a set and a break. They failed to dominate as the opponent pair turned the match in their favour.
The British set managed to break serve in the first game while Salisbury finalized the commencement set with a spontaneous volley on a Murray assistance game that retained the benefit while the pair in the second set again broke for 3-2 and centralized the motive for 4-2. Unfortunately, the pair lost the serve for 4-4 where their oppositions won the tie-break and were forced for a decider. It was the time for the Croatian pair in the first-to-10 match tie-break and Cilic with Dodig took the second of three match points.
29-year-old Salisbury earned his maiden major title the previous year at the Australian Open in doubles.
Murray had pulled out of the singles of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 following medical advice.