Andy Murray said he felt ‘crushed’ as his Olympics journey was ended by Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in Tokyo.

Murray was pairing with Joe Salisbury for Great Britain as he was attempting to win what would have been a third Olympic medal in his career.

However, despite winning the first set it was the Croatian duo who came out on top, and that left a mark on Murray.

“I feel crushed after today’s loss,” Murray wrote on Twitter. “Sport can be brutal. Thanks so much Joe Salisbury for the opportunity to play. You were brilliant.

“I wish it could have gone a little better but s**t happens.

“And if this is the end of my Olympics journey I want to say a huge thanks to Team GB and all the tennis support team for everything they have done to help me perform at my best over the years.

“It’s been an absolute privilege to represent you and my country at four Olympics and it’s given me some of the best memories of my life.”

After the match, Andy Murray also told the media of his disappointment, and suggested that he felt like he had let the team down a little.

“I don’t know if I’ll get the opportunity to play again. I’ve loved every minute of playing in the Olympics. I wish that today could have gone differently.

“I had another chance with Joe to win a medal, we were so close, and that’s what’s disappointing.

“I would like to have done some stuff differently in the match to try to help out more.”

This article first appeared on Tennisbuzz and was syndicated with permission.

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