Mutua Madrid Open 2023: Results & updates
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Get all the latest results and updates from the British tennis players competing at the Mutua Madrid Open 2023.
- Jamie Murray and Michael Venus lost out to Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-8
- Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof bow out in the quarter-final 6-3, 6-2
- Cam Norrie lost to Zhizhen Zhang 2-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(2) in the third round
- Dan Evans lost to Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-3, 6-2
- Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund knocked out in first round
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Day eight: Skupski exits in quarter-final; Murray just misses out in decisive tie-break
The joint world No.1's were defeated 6-3, 6-2 by Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna - a repeat of this year's Indian Wells final which saw Skupski and Koolhof just miss out on the title.
Despite a strong start from the British, Dutch duo Ebden and Bopanna only needed one break point to take the reigns and eventually, the first set too.
The first seeds fought hard to get the match back on level terms but the Australian, Indian duo proved too hard to break down - eventually finding two breaks of serve to put an end to the reigning champions' hopes of defending their title.
Meanwhile in the evening match, Murray and Venus were defeated 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-8 by singles stars Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov in a tight three-set battle.
While the British, Kiwi duo secured the first set, Rublev and Khachanov - who lost out to Carlos Alcaraz in his quarter-final match just a couple of hours before - found an early breakthrough in the second set to take the lead and ultimately level up the scoreboard.
After five consecutive breaks of serve in the decisive tie-break, it was the all-Russian partnership who had the edge - wrapping up the win on their third match point to advance to the next round.
British No.1 Norrie was defeated by China's Zhizhen Zhang 2-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(2) in two hours and 11 minutes.
Norrie had five break point opportunities in the second set to extend his early lead, but the world No.99 managed to hold on and closed out two impressive tie-breaks to reach the fourth round of an ATP Masters event for the first time.
Skupski and Koolhof defeated all-Spanish duo Martin Landaluce and Roberto Caraballes Baena 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 in Madrid.
The joint world No.1's, who are still searching for their first title of the year, are set to face Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna in the next round. The two partnerships recently met in March at the Indian Wells final, where Ebden and Bopanna just pipped the British, Dutch duo to the title.
After going a set down, Skupski and Koolhof found themselves with four break points late on in the second - converting at the fourth time of asking to level the scoreboard.
After finding a mini-break early on in the deciding match tie-break, the reigning champions remained calm and held on to their lead the win to keep their hopes of defending the title alive.
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus extended their winning record to six consecutive matches to make the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open, while Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara exited in round two.
Murray and Venus defeated American duo Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 to claim their second three-set victory in as many days.
In their second ATP Masters quarter-final of the season, they will face either former world No.1s Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic or Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev.
After going a set behind, Murray and Venus had to fight to stave off break points in three of their five service games in the second set as they eventually levelled the match at 1-1. High in confidence, the British, New Zealand partnership raced at a 6-1 lead in the match tie-break and in the end, comfortably took the win in an hour and 21 minutes.
Meanwhile, sixth seeds Glasspool and Heliovaara lost out to Canadian team, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-2.
Cam Norrie's is through to the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open, while British No.2 Dan Evans bowed out to a home favourite on day five. Meanwhile, Jamie Murray prevailed in a battle of the Brits and will be joined but Neal Skupski in the second round.
Norrie had to come through a tough battle against Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki – eventually winning 6-4, 7-6(5) in an hour and 39 minutes.
The British No.1 moves onto the third round to face Zhizhen Zhang, who defeated Denis Shapovalov in three sets.
The world No.13 had to recover from a 4-1 deficit in the opening set – winning five consecutive games to take a crucial lead.
After suffering the early break, Norrie served well for the rest of the match as he took 36 of 44 points on first serve and didn’t face another break point. Crucially, Norrie only made half the unforced errors of Watanuki in the second set, with only eight, which ultimately proved the difference as the Brit edged to victory.
However, it wasn’t to be for Evans, who lost to Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-3, 6-2.
The Barcelona Open semi-finalist was broken in his first service game of both sets to give the world No.42 the advantage he needed to see out the win in an hour and 20 minutes.
Fresh off their title win at the Srpska Open last week, Murray and Michael Venus continued their excellent form on clay with an upset over second seeds Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 6-2, 3-6, 10-4.
They are joined in the second round by top seeds Skupski and Wesley Koolhof, who came through a difficult clash against German duo Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz 6-2, 7-6(7).
Murray and Venus face Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow in round two, while Skupski and Koolhof will play wild cards Roberto Carballes Baena and Martin Landaluce.
Cam Norrie's Mutua Madrid Open got off to a losing start in the men's doubles draw alongside American singles star, Tommy Paul.
Norrie and Paul had led by a set against Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe, but in the end a crucial mini break at 8-7 in the match tie-break helped the US double act to a 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 victory.
Norrie will return tomorrow to play in the second round of the singles against Japan's Yosuke Watanuki.
Meanwhile, Barcelona semi-finalist Dan Evans will start off with a tricky match against Spain's Bernabe Zapata Miralles.
Two-time former champion Murray lost a hard-fought battle with Italian qualifier Andrea Vavassori 6-2, 7-6(7) in an hour and 33 minutes.
After a slow start, Murray came back from a set and a break dow to force a second set tie-break. Once again the former world No.1 showed his toughness to come back from 6-3 down and saved four match points, before Vavassori saw out a straight sets win.
Edmund was the first British player in main draw action at the Mutua Madrid Open, but lost out to former US Open champion Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1.
Edmund showed glimpses of his trademark big groundstrokes and took the Austrian to 4-4 in the opening set, but once Thiem got his first break of the match, the two-time French Open runner-up took complete control.