Murrays crash out at Citi Open
Andy and Jamie Murray lost in three sets to Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus in the Washington Open quarter-finals.
In a tight match containing no breaks of serve, the Scottish siblings claimed the opener on a tie break only for South Africa's Klaasen and Venus of New Zealand to hit back in similar fashion.
The Southern hemisphere duo trailed 5-7 in the deciding breaker but went on to win 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (8-6) 10-7 and set up a semi-final clash with Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo of Brazil.
It was a decent display by Great Britain's 2015 Davis Cup-winning stars, who took care of French pair Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in their opening encounter.
However, it was not to be and Andy will now turn his attention to the future and whether to play in a warm-up match and then the US Open.
"I feel fine, just disappointed," he said. "Practices have been fine. Just keep pressing next 10 days.
"If I feel ready, I'll give it [singles in Cincinnati] a go. If not, I'll probably wait until after New York."
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