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Wimbledon | Andy and Serena miss out

Andy Murray’s hopes of a bonus third Wimbledon title in the mixed doubles after two in the singles – while on the comeback trail – have evaporated but he insisted: “I think I achieved a lot.”

Bruno played a bad game on his serve at 5-4 in the second set. Apart from that, we weren't getting lots of free points. We were having to work for every game. Yeah, they deserved to win. Andy Murray

Unseeded superstar pair Murray and Serena Williams – aka ‘MurRena’ – missed out on a quarter-final berth in their event after losing 6-3 4-6 6-2 to top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar.

Soares, former men’s doubles partner to Murray’s brother Jamie, and Melichar got their noses in front on Court Two.

But ‘MurRena’ surged back to level before their opponents eased through.

Murray, the British former world No.1 returning from hip surgery, said: “They played well. I think they played quite a bit together.
And, yeah, they were solid. I think we were probably a little bit more up and down than them throughout. They were more consistent.

“Bruno played a bad game on his serve at 5-4 in the second set. Apart from that, we weren’t getting lots of free points. We were having to work for every game. Yeah, they deserved to win.”

Williams insisted herself and Murray had “fun” teaming up.

The ladies’ singles semi-finalist chasing her eighth title, who has been limited by a knee problem this year, said: “We had so much fun. We aren’t ready for it to be over. But we both are obviously focused on our health, both of us actually, taking it literally one day at a time, seeing what happens from there.”

The 37-year-old American added: “I think to play on this stage with Andy, who has done so well here for so many years, is literally just a lifetime experience. I’m so happy that I got to experience it.”

But the main home focus was on Murray, who returned to the Championships after a two-year injury absence, and if and when he would get back to playing singles, with the player intimating it was “unlikely” that would occur at the US Open.

But he revealed just what his latest Wimbledon experience has done for achieving his main aim.

Murray, who won the Queen’s doubles with Feliciano Lopez, said: “Got on the court. I think, considering the lack of matches, I did okay. The most positive thing is that my body felt good. My hip anyway was feeling good, so that was positive.

“It’s a lot of physical work now trying to get stronger.”



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