Andy Murray ‘looking to be part’ of GB medals success
Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury continued their impressive form in Tokyo to start conversations about the possibility of a medal.
The British pair have never previously played together at tournament level, but are going well at the Games.
Andy Murray has put his full focus on the doubles after withdrawing just prior to the singles, paying off with consecutive wins over second seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut and German pair Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz.
The former world number one spoke about watching his compatriots bring in medals, and how he and Salisbury hope to emulate them.
“It was a really good day yesterday,” Murray said after the second round win. “Obviously nice to see Tom Daley winning (in diving) and Adam Peaty (in swimming), another amazing performance from him. It’s been great, hopefully we can be part of that.”
Salisbury added his thoughts on his and Murray’s progress, insisting that the two men are trying to stay grounded.
“We wanted to make sure we weren’t complacent after the first match,” Salisbury stated. “Obviously we played really well against a good team but we knew we had to keep that going.
“It was another tough test today and they showed that, the second set was really tight and we had to really work hard and play some good tennis to get through it.
“We’re going to have to keep doing that but obviously it’s going well so far.”
The Brits face Croatian pair Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig next for a place in the semi-finals.
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