In the second round of the US Open mixed doubles, Jamie Murray of Great Britain and his American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands were eliminated by eventual champions Jessica Pegula and Austin Krajicek.
They lost against the American duo 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.
Murray and his doubles partner Michael Venus were both eliminated early from the New York tournament.
In the men’s tournament, Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden defeated the British team of Julian Cash and Henry Patten.
Cash and Patten lost in three sets, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), and 6-7 (6-10).
They battled hard to tie the match in the second set, but lost in a tie-break in the third set against an Indian-Australian duo.
Shelton is in the quarterfinals and hopes to motivate his team.
Scotsman Murray and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands won consecutive US Open titles in 2018 and 2019.
They only lost six points on serve in the first set to Pegula and Krajicek, but they were ultimately defeated in a tie-break.
The second set was just as close, but a late break by Pegula and Krajicek sealed the deal and sent them to the quarterfinals.
Later on Sunday, Andreas Mies and Mackenzie McDonald take on defending champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram of the United States in the second set of their men’s doubles match.