The defeat in the men’s doubles of Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury against the Croats Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig not only meant the last British chance to get a medal in the tennis of Tokyo 2020 but the end of the Murray Era at the Olympic level.
A total of four Olympic periods of which he has been part. Getting no less than three medals is a legend of the sport.
The former world number one was the first Briton to win Olympic gold (London 2012) in tennis since Josiah Ritchie did so in 1908. In addition, also in 2012, he won the silver medal in mixed doubles alongside Laura Robson. He repeated when winning the gold medal in singles of Rio 2016 defeating Juan Martín del Potro in a great final match.
“I feel crushed after the loss today. The sport can be brutal. Thank you so much Joe Salisbury for the opportunity to play. You were brilliant. I wish I had gone a little better, but pass … And if this is the end of me olympic journey I want to give a huge thank you to “Team Británico” and the entire tennis support team for all they have done to help me perform at my best throughout the years. It has been an absolute privilege to represent you and my country in 4 Olympics and it has given me some of the best memories of my life, “he said on his social media.