Marray out but he’s already looking ahead

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Jonny Marray is looking to the future after his Wimbledon campaign ended yesterday.

The Sheffield man and his partner John Patrick Smith were beaten over four sets by number 15 seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Marcin Matkowski, who advanced to the third round 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3, the match turning during a close fought second set tie-break, which the seeds won 7-5 to level the scores.

“It’s pretty tough coming here and playing with someone for the first time, it’s not ideal for sure,” said Marray.

“It is what it is and I thought we were in the match. It was double typical grass court doubles tennis out there, there wasn’t much in it and everything has come down to a few points.”

Marray, who won Wimbledon two years ago with Frederik Nielsen, now plans to head to the US hard court circuit – with happy memories of his performances from 12 months ago.

Last year he reached the quarter-finals of the US Open with British doubles specialist Colin Fleming, who has now reunited with Ross Hutchins, back playing tennis after his cancer battle.

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