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Wimbledon | Murray and Azarenka fall short

Wimbledon | Murray and Azarenka fall short

JAMIE Murray’s hopes of a third mixed doubles title at Wimbledon evaporated in the evening sun on Centre Court – and he largely blamed himself

Murray had hoped to follow up his 2008 and 2017 triumphs with Jelena Jankovic and Martina Hingis, with new partner Victoria Azarenka.

I am disappointed with my performance but overall it has been a great event and I would love to play with her again Jamie Murray

But the British former world No.1 Brit and his Belarusian partner, who once topped the singles ranking, succumbed  7-6 6-3 to Austrian Alexander Peya and American Nicole Melichar.

Murray double-faulted in the tiebreak to gift the first set to the opposition.

And he lost his serve as he and his partner went 3-0 down in the second.

Murray said: “I lost my serve at the start of the second set, which obviously didn’t help. I didn’t return very well, and that didn’t give Vika chances to put pressure on them.

“And I didn’t serve very well. I am disappointed with my performance but overall it has been a great event and I would love to play with her again.”

Azarenka said: “It is tough to sit here after a loss, we came up a little short but had chances and just didn’t take them. It has been huge fun to team up with Jamie.”

 

Long-serving BBC commentator Barry Davies was calling the match, his last before retirement.






About The Author

Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan is a journalist and author who has covered tennis for more than 20 years. He was tennis correspondent on Today, the first all-electronic, all-colour newspaper, and contributed to the official Wimbledon website. He has scribed for most national dailies and magazines on the sport of the fuzzy green ball, as the late Bud Collins used to describe tennis. Mike has twice won British Sports Writer of the Year awards. He is the author of a variety of football books and has one coming out on Pitch Publishing in September called ‘Glory Glory Lane’, about the 118-year history of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

3 Comments

  1. Una Gemmell

    I thought they played very well got beat in the final but what a run for the first tournament together well done Jamie and Victoria better luck next time Xx🎾🎾🎾🎾

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