Not a happy Commonwealth Games for Jamie Jamie Murray out of singles, doubles and mixed doubes
[Scotsman, 7 Oct.]
By Stuart Bathgate
Jamie Murray's involvement in the Games came to an end yesterday as he was eliminated from the singles and the men's doubles along with partner Colin Fleming. The elder Murray brother and Mhairi Brown had been knocked out of the mixed doubles a day earlier.
Murray has played very little singles in the past few years as he has forged a reputation as a world-class doubles player, so it was little surprise that he could not get the better of England's James Ward. He held his own for most of the first set against Ward, but could not respond in the second when the Englishman went on the offensive, and lost 7-5, 6-0.
His and Fleming's subsequent defeat, however, was definitely a disappointment, as the two were tipped to go far in the tournament. The draw was not kind to them as it paired them with home favourites Rohan Bopanna and Somder Deuvarman, who sailed into the second round with a 6-3, 6-1 win.