Murray keeps Olympic dream alive as he and Salisbury book quarters spot at Tokyo 2020 after ex-No1's singles withdrawal

ANDY MURRAY'S kept his final Olympic dream alive as he and Joe Salisbury booked their place in the quarter-finals at Tokyo 2020.

The British pair saw off German duo Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz 6-2 7-6 on an outside court at the Ariake Tennis Centre.

Murray is the two-time defending Olympics singles champion – but he pulled out of that competition with a quad strain.

But teaming up with Londoner Salisbury, the former world No1 is into the last eight of the doubles.

And they could face Salisbury's regular doubles partner Rajeev Ram next.

Ram and American team-mate Frances Tiafoe take on Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in their second-round clash.

Murray and Salisbury made the perfect start with an early break in the opening set.

But their progress was halted when the Tokyo rain arrived and force the players off court for a lengthy stoppage.

When they did return, the Brits were broken back but got themselves back in front and powered through the first set.

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The second was far tighter and went all the way to a tie-break, which Anglo-Scottish combo took 7-2.

The win means Murray has at least one more Olympic match to come.

His stellar Games career includes singles gold in London and Rio – as well as a mixed doubles silver in 2012 with Laura Robson.

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