Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury upset second seeds in Tokyo men’s doubles

British pair beat France’s Herbert and Mahut in Olympics openerNovak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev through in singles

Only 22 of the top men’s singles tennis players made the trip to Tokyo for the Olympics, a reflection of the competition’s confused place in a sport already bursting with major tournaments each year. What has always been clear, though, is that most top players taking part have arrived determined to leave with a medal.

Few value it as much as two-times singles gold medallist Andy Murray, and alongside the formidable Joe Salisbury the British pair rose to the occasion in their first ever match together, dismantling second seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France 6-3, 6-2.

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