Murrays progress in doubles

Scot atones for singles defeat

Last Updated: 11/08/08 5:31pm

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The Murrays: Fought back

The Murrays: Fought back

Andy and Jamie Murray are through to the second round of the doubles event at the Beijing Olympics.

British number one Andy returned to the court just hours after losing his first round singles match to compete alongside his older brother.

Murray continued his losing momentum as the pair lost the opening set of their match against Daniel Nestor and Frederic Niemeyer.

But three consecutive breaks of the Niemeyer serve proved enough to take the second set 6-3 and swung the momentum back in favour of the Murrays for the start of the decider.

When the Murrays broke Nestor in the fourth game of the deciding set they looked on their way to an extended stay in the Chinese capital after all, only

for Jamie to fail to serve out for the match and drag the set back to 5-4.

But the Britons were not to be denied, finally fashioning their somewhat tortuous victory when they broke Niemeyer again as the clock reached midnight Chinese time, for a 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory.

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