Murray brothers’ doubles loss mattered little on emotional farewell | Kevin Mitchell


Andy and Jamie’s final doubles defeat at Wimbledon failed to dampen the celebration of a tennis dynasty

It was always going to end in tears, of the very finest kind. And, as hard as he tried, Andy Murray could not entirely resist the lachrymose tendencies that have characterised his emotional career, which moved one game closer to its conclusion on Centre Court last night.

His brother, Jamie, teared up a little too after they exited the doubles. Maybe more than a few in the crowd did as well, including their parents, and Andy’s wife and children. The press box, as far as I could tell, held firm – but who knows in the advancing darkness that enveloped the court where Murray had won so many great struggles, including two that brought him the title.

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