Andy Murray ‘feels crushed’ after Olympics exit ‘but s*** happens’


ndy Murray says he is “crushed” after being knocked out of the Tokyo 2020, thanking Team GB for their support as he faces an uncertain Olympics future.

Murray had withdrawn from the men’s singles competition to concentrate on his doubles’ attempt with Joe Salisbury.

The pair had raised expectations with two fine performances to make the last eight and led Croatian duo Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig by a set and a break.

They had a point to make it 5-3 but Cilic and Dodig stepped up their level, broke the Murray serve and prevailed in a deciding tie-break to win 4-6 7-6 (2) 10-7.

“I feel crushed after today’s loss, sport can be brutal,” he tweeted.

“Thanks so much [Salisbury] for the opportunity to play. You were brilliant. I wish it could have gone a little better but s*** happens.

“And if this is the end of my [Olympics] journey I want to say a huge thanks to [Team GB] and all the tennis support team for everything they have done to help me perform at my best over the years.

“It’s been an absolute privilege to represent you and my country at 4 Olympics and it’s given me some of the best memories of my life.”

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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