Marray title defence over

  • Last Updated: July 1 2013, 19:51 BST

Jonny Marray's Wimbledon doubles title defence came to an end in the last 16 on Monday.

Marray (l) and Fleming struggled on the return of serve
Marray (l) and Fleming struggled on the return of serve

Marray and new partner Colin Fleming were beaten in straight sets by sixth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor.

The British duo were unable to create a single break-point opportunity against their Swedish-Canadian rivals - indeed they won just 14 return points - and went down 7-6 (7/5) 7-5 6-3.

Marray famously become the first Briton in 76 years to win the Wimbledon men's doubles last year when he partnered Dane Freddie Nielsen to victory.

Lindstedt was on the other side of the net in last year's final so victory was sweet revenge for the Swede.

A defeat in the mixed doubles later in the day meant it was double disappointment for Marray.

Marray and Heather Watson were beaten 2-6 6-3 6-3 in the second round by the 14th seeds, David Marrero and Kimiko Date Krumm.

There was also a mixed doubles exit for Laura Robson and Colin Fleming.

They took the first set against Filip Polasek and Janette Husarova but the Slovaks hit back to post a 6-7 (2/7) 6-2 6-4 win.

Former champion Jamie Murray also bowed out of the mixed event, falling at the first hurdle with Su-Wei Hsieh.

The duo's clash with Jean-Julien Rojer and Vera Dushevina had been suspended on Saturday with Murray and Hsieh 5-3 down in the final set.

When play resumed they held serve and then forced break-back points but were unable to take them and finished on the wrong end of a 6-7 (2/7) 6-3 6-4 scoreline.

And finally teenager Kyle Edmund headed for the exit door as he and Canada's Eugenie Bouchard lost 7-5 6-4 to Nielsen - the man who teamed with Marray so successfully last year - and Sofia Arvidsson in round one.

Back in the men's doubles, there was also an exit for Briton Dominic Inglot.

Inglot and Filipino partner Treat Huey were always going to be up against it against top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan and the American twins recorded an expected 7-5 6-3 7-6 (7/3) victory.

The six British defeats on Monday leave Inglot and Johanna Konta as the only Brits left standing in the doubles events.

They play their second-round mixed doubles match on Tuesday.


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