Soares/Murray Continue Flawless Wimbledon Run
Fifth seeds into quarter-finals without dropping a set
Fifth seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are through to the quarter-finals at The Championships, Wimbledon, after dismissing British brothers Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.
Great Britain’s Murray and Soares of Brazil are chasing their second major title together after victory at the Australian Open in 2016. They came into Wimbledon on the strength of a runner-up showing at The Queen’s Club (l. to Peers/Kontinen) and have cruised into the last eight at the All England Club without dropping a set.
Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff also advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) victory over recent Stuttgart champions Philipp Petzschner and Tim Puetz.
The Japanese/German duo of McLachlan and Struff made an instant impact when they joined forces with a semi-final showing at the Australian Open in January. Semi-finals in Miami and Budapest have since propelled them to 12th in the ATP Doubles Race To London.
McLachlan and Struff will next face Frederik Nielsen and Joe Salisbury, who upset sixth seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3, 7-6(1). World No. 139 Nielsen received a wild card into the doubles draw, alongside Great Britain’s Salisbury, having won the doubles title in 2012 with another Brit, Jonathan Marray (d. Lindstedt/Tecau).
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