Murray unable to double up

Jamie Murray's bid for a second Wimbledon mixed doubles title ended as he and Casey Dellacqua were knocked out on Friday.

The 28-year-old Scot and his 29-year-old Australian partner took veteran Belarusian Max Mirnyi and Chinese Taipei's Chan Hao-ching to a deciding set but went down 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the quarter-final clash.

Murray landed the title in 2007 with Serbian Jelena Jankovic but he and Dellacqua, the 10th seeds, were overpowered by their 14th-seeded opponents.

Mirnyi, who turns 37 on Sunday, is a former men's doubles world number one and is also targeting his second Wimbledon mixed doubles title, having triumphed in 1998 with a 16-year-old Serena Williams, who was winning her first grand slam.

Murray and Dellacqua were followed in being bundled out by the all-British pair of Neal Skupski and Naomi Broady, who lost 6-4 6-3 to Pakistan's Aisam Qureshi and Russian Vera Dushevina, with a volley from Broady landing well out of play to seal their fate on Court One.

The beaten pairs each netted prize money of £11,500 for reaching the last eight.


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