Andy Murray has crashed out of Tokyo Olympics after he and his doubles partner Joe Salisbury lost their quarter-final to the Croatian duo of Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig.

The Scottish tennis icon was bidding to become the first player in the sport’s history to win four Olympic medals but it wasn’t meant to be after he and Salisbury lost by the finest of margins (7-10) following a tie break in the final set.

The 34-year-old had earlier dropped out of the singles competition due to a quad strain, meaning that the doubles competition was his only path to medal success in Japan.

Given his age, this could likely mean that this was Murray’s last ever appearance at an Olympics. Fans were understandably gutted for the two-time Olympic champion.

The three-time Grand Slam winner won silver in the Mixed Doubles competition in London 2012, where he also won gold in the men’s singles events. He defended his title four years later in Rio de Janeiro but a fourth medal has eluded him.

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