Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert were unable to break serve in their second-round Wimbledon loss.

Murray & Herbert Bow Out At Wimbledon

Mektic/Skugor prevail on Saturday

Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert saw their Wimbledon campaign end on Saturday. The popular pair fell in the second round to sixth-seeded Croatians Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

“We played against a really good team today. The first two sets, I felt like we were the better team. I think if we got the second [set], we would have run away with it,” said Murray. “It was a shame because I felt like we played well the first couple of sets. If we got through that match, we could have made a bit of a run. Not to be.”

Mektic/Skugor have excelled before at The All England Club by reaching the semi-finals in 2017. They saved all five break points they faced and converted on four of their own to advance in two hours and 57 minutes. Next up for Mektic/Skugor are Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek, who defeated Nicholas Monroe and Mischa Zverev 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-3.


Despite the loss, Murray can consider his grass-court season a success. In his first tournament since undergoing hip surgery after the Australian Open, he teamed with Feliciano Lopez to take the title at the Fever-Tree Championships (d. Ram/Salisbury). Most importantly, Murray’s hip has held up to the rigours of competition and he’s declared himself pain-free after each match.

Murray’s Wimbledon isn’t over yet, though. The Brit will team up with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles event.

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Seventh seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan are through to the second week after defeating Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela 6-7(13), 6-3, 6-4, 6-1. The American pair, making their 20th appearance as a team at The All England Club, have prevailed here three times (2006, 2011, 2013). Mike also took the title here last year with Jack Sock (d. Klaasen/Venus). Awaiting the Bryans in the next round are No. 11 seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Ninth seeds Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos also advanced over Pablo Carreno Busta and Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-3. The Argentine pair will battle fifth seeds and 2015 champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau for a place in the quarter-finals.

The upset of the day came from Roman Jebavy and Philipp Oswald, who defeated No. 14 seeds Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(6). Melzer (w/Petzschner) won here in 2010 (d. Lindstedt/Tecau) and Marach (w/Pavic) finished runner-up in 2017 (l. Kubot/Melo). Jebavy/Oswald will play second-seeded Colombian pair Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the next round.