Andy Murray and Heather Watson have been eliminated from the mixed doubles event at Rio 2016 after suffering a straight sets defeat to India duo Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.

Murray, who had been hoping to emulate his London 2012 success in both singles and mixed doubles events, had only been off the court for a matter of hours before teaming up with Watson again for the evening.

Earlier that day, the Wimbledon champion had to survive another scare to reach the singles semi-finals after being pushed to three sets by American Steve Johnson, having also been given a stern examination by Italy's Fabio Fognini in Thursday's last 16 stage.

He returned alongside Watson for their last eight match against Mirza and Bopanna but lost both games 6-4 6-4 to the more experienced duo.

India are now one win away from a guaranteed medal and will take on either Fabio Fognini and Roberta Vinci of Italy or Venus WIlliams and Rajeev Ram of the USA in their semi-final.

Murray meanwhile will turn his attention to his singles semi-final clash against Japan's Kei Nishikori on Saturday (13 August).