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Brits fail in London bid


 

Originally published on: 30/10/13 00:00

Following Andy Murray’s withdrawal as he continues his rehabilitation from a back injury, his brother Jamie had been hoping to be at The O2 for the first time to compete in the doubles event with his Australian partner John Peers.

Murray and Peers have won three ATP titles this season, and a recent run of form which included winning the title in Bangkok, reaching the final in Tokyo and semi-final appearances in both Shanghai and Valencia had boosted their hopes of qualifying for the eight-team season finale.

However, they saw their chances fade in Paris on Tuesday as they were beaten 6-4 7-5 by fellow London hopefuls Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky.

Meanwhile Inglot, who won the title in Basel with Treat Huey last week to keep their chances of qualifying alive, also saw their London hopes disappear as they were beaten by Italian pair Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi 7-6(5) 6-3.

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