Updated: 29/07/2012 10:28 | By pa.press.net

Murrays make early Olympics exit



Jamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the Olympics

Jamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the Olympics

Andy and Jamie Murray crashed out in the first round of the Olympic men's tennis doubles following a very tight battle with Austria's Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya.

The British pair were cheered on by a raucous crowd on Court Two and edged the first set but, despite being twice a break ahead in the decider, they could not close it out and went down 5-7 7-6 (8/6) 7-5 after two hours and 23 minutes.

Melzer and Peya are both very good doubles players, with Melzer a former Wimbledon doubles champion alongside his regular partner Philipp Petzschner of Germany.

The Murrays, who reached the second round in Beijing four years ago, made a brilliant start with a break in the second game and, although they were pegged back to 4-3, Jamie held serve from 0-40 to make it 6-5 and they broke again when Melzer netted a volley.

The second set was extremely tight with no breaks of serve and, although they fought back from 5-2 down in the tie-break, Jamie netted a volley that gave Melzer and Peya a set point on their own serve, which they took.

The third set was much more up and down, with the Murrays twice going a break up only for Jamie's serve to be broken and them pegged back.

Andy has always relished the opportunity to represent his country with his brother and he showed how much the occasion meant to him by flinging his racquet to the turf when he went down break point.

He staved off the threat but it was Jamie's serve that was the pair's chief weakness and he was broken for the third time in the set and the fourth in the match in the 12th game as the Austrians clinched victory.

Andy was frustrated the pair had failed to take their chances, saying: "It was tough, we played well. We were a break up twice in the third set. We had enough chances to win the match, each time we got the break we got broken straight back so it was tough."

The 25-year-old thanked the noisy crowd for their support, adding: "They did a great job. They were really loud from the first point to the last. They helped a lot, you don't always get that for doubles matches and it was a really nice atmosphere to play in. I hope they enjoyed the match."

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29/07/2012 01:50
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Unlike the scottish who like to see the English fail, I am in shock & dissapointed to see them fail in the Doubles, but I am completely hopeful that Andy will walk away from here with a medal in the singles.

 

I am of course ASSUMING he's competing in the Singles.

28/07/2012 22:49
29/07/2012 10:24
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I spent time in the US and followed the olympics etc but in all my life I've never witnessed a nation so involved in PATTING IT'S OWN BACK.
Ironic thing is theres very little to be proud off in any area of sport..... we make up the numbers mostly. 

06/08/2012 14:16
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yeah he had a date with a gold medal , get it round you , poh and get a real profile pic
29/07/2012 09:38
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Well , the opening ceremony was good !
29/07/2012 08:01
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had more chance if he went with marry rathe then partner his younger brother who in all honesty.is rubbish.murry wont get far in the singles as he has a tough draw,bye bye jocky your going home soon
28/07/2012 22:22
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Murrays make early Olympics exitAndy and Jamie Murray crashed out in the first round of the Olympic men's tennis doubles following a very tight battle with Austria's Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya.pa.press.net2012-07-29T10:28:532012-07-29T10:28:53Jamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsAndy and Jamie Murray crashed out in the first round of the Olympic men's tennis doubles following a very tight battle with Austria's Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya.The British pair were cheered on by a raucous crowd on Court Two and edged the first set but, despite being twice a break ahead in the decider, they could not close it out and went down 5-7 7-6 (8/6) 7-5 after two hours and 23 minutes.Melzer and Peya are both very good doubles players, with Melzer a former Wimbledon doubles champion alongside his regular partner Philipp Petzschner of Germany.The Murrays, who reached the second round in Beijing four years ago, made a brilliant start with a break in the second game and, although they were pegged back to 4-3, Jamie held serve from 0-40 to make it 6-5 and they broke again when Melzer netted a volley.The second set was extremely tight with no breaks of serve and, although they fought back from 5-2 down in the tie-break, Jamie netted a volley that gave Melzer and Peya a set point on their own serve, which they took.The third set was much more up and down, with the Murrays twice going a break up only for Jamie's serve to be broken and them pegged back.Andy has always relished the opportunity to represent his country with his brother and he showed how much the occasion meant to him by flinging his racquet to the turf when he went down break point.He staved off the threat but it was Jamie's serve that was the pair's chief weakness and he was broken for the third time in the set and the fourth in the match in the 12th game as the Austrians clinched victory.Andy was frustrated the pair had failed to take their chances, saying: "It was tough, we played well. We were a break up twice in the third set. We had enough chances to win the match, each time we got the break we got broken straight back so it was tough."The 25-year-old thanked the noisy crowd for their support, adding: "They did a great job. They were really loud from the first point to the last. They helped a lot, you don't always get that for doubles matches and it was a really nice atmosphere to play in. I hope they enjoyed the match."seo_keywordsMurray's doubles exit Sa20Jamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the OlympicsJamie, left, and Andy Murray were knocked out of the men's doubles at the Olympics

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