Jonny Marray and Freddie Nielsen beaten in ATP World semi-final

Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen

Britain's Jonny Marray and his Danish partner Freddie Nielsen are out of the ATP World Tour Finals, beaten in straight sets in their semi-final.

The Wimbledon doubles champions lost 6-4 6-3 to Spanish pair Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez at London's O2 Arena.

It could be Marray and Nielsen's last game together, with the Dane declaring a wish to focus on singles next year.

Granollers and Lopez will face India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna in the final on Monday at 18:00 GMT.

Bhupathi and Bopanna beat the Indian-Czech pairing of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek 4-6 6-1 12-10.

Marray and Nielsen were chasing the first set after being broken in the third game. They could not salvage it despite creating six break points, including when at 4-5.

They were then broken in the fifth game of the second set courtesy of a stunning backhand return down the line from Granollers.

Marry and Nielsen looked to be back on course when they broke back but again let things slip in their next service game, despite being 40-0 up.

The Spanish pair quickly closed out the match from there, with Lopez sealing victory - and a third break of serve in the set - with a sharp return.

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