Andy Murray’s passion for the Olympic movement is hardly a secret, so it came as no surprise when the former world No. 1 took to Twitter to express his gratitude after his bid at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end on Wednesday.
The winner of the past two gold medals in men’s singles—plus silver in mixed doubles with Laura Robson at the London Olympics—Murray was in a strong position to reach the medal rounds in men’s doubles with Joe Salisbury. The two had taken out No. 2 seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in their opener and led Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig by a set and a break in the quarterfinals. It wasn’t enough, as the Croatians dug in to edge the pair, 4-6, 7-6 (2), [10-7].
“I feel crushed after today’s loss. Sport can be brutal,” Murray wrote. “Thanks so much Joe Salisbury for the opportunity to play. You were brilliant. I wish it could have gone a little better but shit happens.”