All to do at tour­ney

Stirling Observer - - GOLF -

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares face an up­hill bat­tle if they are to qual­ify for the semi-fi­nals at the Nitto ATP Fi­nals in Lon­don.

The Dun­blane/Brazil­ian duo lost their open­ing match to four-time for­mer cham­pi­ons Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan who saved three set points in the first set en route to a 7-5, 6-7, 10-8 vic­tory in one hour and 43 min­utes.

Murray and Soares led 5-3 in the open­ing set be­fore the broth­ers won four games in a row. Then in the sec­ond set, the Bryans held a 4-1 lead be­fore their op­po­nents hit back to take it on a tie-break.

In the Match tie-break, the Bryans opened up a 4-0 lead and al­though Murray and Soares saved three match points, they left their come­back too late.

The duo’s next op­po­nents are Ivan Dodig and Mar­cel Gra­nollers, who lost 7-6 6-4 to Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, in their opener. They meet tonight (Wed­nes­day) at 6pm.

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