Jamie Murray and partner Bruno Soares lose opening doubles match at ATP Finals
"We had it on our racket in a way, then we let it slip"
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 13/11/17 4:15pm
Jamie Murray's ATP Finals bid began in defeat as he and partner Bruno Soares were beaten in a match tie-break by American duo Mike and Bob Bryan.
Murray and Soares trailed their distinguished opponents by a set and 4-1 at the O2 Arena, although only after a dramatic collapse that saw them spurn three set points and a 5-3 lead.
They fought back to take the second set but a topsy-turvy contest turned again in the deciding tie-break as the Bryans recovered to win 7-5 6-7 (3-7) 10-8.
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Defeat leaves Murray and Soares with work to do to qualify from their group, which also includes Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers, and Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.
"We had it on our racket in a way, then we let it slip," Murray said.
"We lost quite a lot of matches like that this year. We just need to find a way to do better in those moments and close things out when we have the chance."
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