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Andy Murray’s Olympic run over as he and Joe Salisbury lose men’s doubles QF in champion’s tie-break

ANDY MURRAY’S Olympic run is over after he and Joe Salisbury crashed out in the doubles quarter-finals.

The former world No1 was aiming to win a record fourth tennis medal.

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury are out of the Olympic doubles after their quarter-final defeat

But after taking the first set at the Ariake Tennis Centre and having a break in the second, the Team GB duo were pegged back by Croatian pair Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic who battled back to force a second-set tie-break.

They claimed that 7-2 which took the match into a champion’s shootout tie-break to ten which the Croats took control of early on.

Dodig and Cilic eventually prevailed 4-6 7-6 10-7 in two hours and 18 minutes on Court 5.

And that is likely to spell the end of Murray’s fine Olympic career which includes back-to-back singles golds in London and Rio – as well as silver in the mixed doubles with Laura Robson in 2012.

More to follow…

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Croatian pair Ivan Dodig, back, and Marin Cilic battled for a set down to win the champion’s tie-break

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