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Murray loses alongside Evans on French Open farewell

Andy Murray looks to be possible to own made his last look on the French Open after shedding within the men’s doubles alongside Dan Evans.

The British pair had been overwhelmed 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-3) by South American duo Sebastian Baez and Thiago Seyboth Wild within the first spherical.

Murray, 37, says he does no longer conception on “playing a lot beyond the summer season” and returned to Roland Garros for below the 2nd time since 2017.

The veteran world no 1 lost within the first spherical of the singles on Sunday.

He took a wildcard to play with Evans within the doubles but, after waiting three days to play another time thanks to rain delays, the pair lost in straight fashions.

Afterwards, Murray stated he did no longer “remorse” entering the doubles and having to grasp spherical at some level of the disruption.

“It be been frustrating for everyone,” stated Murray.

“I felt worship we had a trusty likelihood to realize effectively and we agreed if we had been going to play, we would play to strive and acquire the occasion.

“I genuinely had been struggling a little bit of bit with my relieve the closing couple of weeks, so I potentially wished about a lighter days anyway.”

Murray will now flip his attentions to the grass-court swing and commence making ready for what would be his last look at Wimbledon.

The Scot stated he also can additionally play doubles alongside his brother Jamie on the All England Club.

“My brother would now not own a partner for Wimbledon at expose. We own spoken a little bit of bit about it. So I also can merely attain that, but no longer 100% positive but,” stated Murray.

Cheered on by the bulk of the fans packed into a trusty outdoors court, Murray and Evans led by a rupture within the first field and twice fought relieve from shedding assist within the 2nd.

But they had been made to pay for gradual starts in every of the tie-breaks.

“It became once obviously a advanced match,” stated Evans.

“I potentially did now not own my ideal match, but we fought rather arduous. All credit to them.”

No doubles suits had been in a keep to be accomplished on Wednesday or Thursday after the schedule became once decimated by heavy rain in Paris all week.

On Friday, Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram progressed to the 2nd spherical after a straight-field acquire.

The pair made easy work of Czech Adam Pavlasek and Uruguay’s Ariel Behar in a 6-3 6-4 victory.

Salisbury and Ram own obtained four Huge Slam doubles titles collectively, at the side of the 2023 US Open, but own below no circumstances long gone beyond the quarter-finals on the French Open.

They’ll face Gonzalo Escobar and Aleksandr Nedovyesov subsequent.

Jamie Murray and Fresh Zealand’s Michael Venus, seeded Thirteenth, obtained 6-2 6-4 towards Spanish pair Pedro Martinez and Jaume Munar.

One other Briton, Luke Johnson, obtained his first-spherical match alongside Tunisia’s Skander Mansouri, while Henry Patten additionally developed along with his Finnish partner Henri Heliovaara.

Within the females’s doubles, Maia Lumsden and China’s Wang Yafan obtained to trail into the closing 16.

But British duo Katie Boulter and Heather Watson lost to Chan Hao-ching and Veronika Kudermetova.

Lloyd Glasspool, Julian Cash and Olivia Nicholls additionally lost their suits alongside non-British partners.



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