Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray were eliminated in the semi-finals of the China Open on Saturday.
The all-British pair lost 6-4 6-4 to Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek, failing to win their first title together.
With their semi-final run, the duo were able to surprise the world’s top ranked doubles team in the quarterfinals winning in straight sets.
Both players are now in Shanghai to play the Rolex Masters. They begin their campaign on Tuesday against a Chinese duo, with the time still to be confirmed.
While their partnership only began this summer, right before Wimbledon, they have had a couple of successful results. Together they reached the semi-finals of the US Open, only losing to fellow champions and number one doubles team – Juan Sebastian Cabal/ Robert Farah.
Skupski, the younger brother of Ken Skupski, has three doubles titles to his name and is consistently inside the world’s top 50. The 29 year-old tennis player from Liverpool became professional 2013, after playing college tennis for Louisiana State University and getting a degree in sports administration.
Jamie Murray, the older brother of Andy Murray, is an experienced doubles tennis player. He was a former world number one and a two-time Grand Slam champion.
The two look to finish the Asian swing on a strong note this week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. The two then return to Europe and will finish the season around mid-November.