Jamie Murray admits it was a missed opportunity as he and partner John Peers fell to a straight sets defeat in the Wimbledon men’s doubles final.
With Andy watching on from the stands the elder Murray brother took to Centre Court as Britain’s last shot at glory at SW 19.
But in the end fourth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau proved too hot to handle and ran out comfortable winners 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 6-4.
It looked like it was going so well for Murray as he and Peers had three shots at breaking serve in the first five games.
But they failed to capitalise and Rojer and Tecau took advantage with a clinical display in the tie break.
From then on the match slipped further and further away and any resistance was eventually quashed as their opponents served the match to love and claimed the title.
“It was a good tournament for us, we got to the final of Wimbledon, which is not so easy to do,” said Murray.
“We had a few chances at the start the match that maybe we could have done a bit better with.
“I think after a while they started to serve very well. I think they serve very well. I think they served smart. To me, personally I thought they made a lot of first serves, as well.
“I guess it’s a missed opportunity. We came to win. We may never have a chance to play a Grand Slam final again. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future.”
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