Wimbledon BritWatch: Inglot and Salisbury seal semi-final spots

10/07/2018

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Dom Inglot and Franko Skugor at Wimbledon

Dom Inglot and Franko Skugor, and Joe Salisbury and Frederik Nielsen secured spots in the semi-finals with impressive victories on the second Tuesday of The Championships, Wimbledon. Their achievements mean it's the first time since 1973 that Britain has two men in the final four of the men's doubles. 

15th seeds Inglot and Skugor defeated Robin Haase and Robert Lindstedt 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(1), 6-4 to advance to the final four. The performance on No.1 Court marks a second career semi-final for Davis Cup star Inglot, who reached the same stage of the US Open in 2015. The pair will face American seventh seeds Mike Bryan and Jack Sock for a place in Saturday's final. 

Joe Salisbury and Frederik Nielsen dug deep to defeat 14th seeds Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(1) on No.2 Court. The result celebrates a major milestone for Salisbury as he reaches his maiden Grand Slam semi-final in just his second apperance at Wimbledon. The duo will take on 13th seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus who fought past Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in a five-set thriller on Centre Court. 

In mixed doubles, Harriet Dart and Jay Clarke delighted home crowds by sailing past top seeds Mate Pavic and Gabriela Dabrowski 6-3, 6-4. 

2016 champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen missed out on joining them as they fell 6-2, 7-6(4) to third seeds Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan.

Jack Draper and Anton Matusevich scored impressive victories in their respective boy's singles second round clashes. 16-year-old Draper defeated Bulgarian seventh seed Adrian Andreev 6-3, 6-4 and 17-year-old Matusevich battled past Deney Wassermann of the Netherlands 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.

15-year-old Emma Raducanu enjoyed further success in the girls' singles as she sailed past Canadian 11th seed Leylah Annie Fernandez 6-2, 6-4 to progress to the third round. Destinee Martins missed out on advancing as she fell 6-0, 6-4 to American 13th seed Caty McNally. 

The juniors also made headway in the girls' doubles as two British pairings progressed to the second round. Sonay Kartal and Eden Richardson overcame French duo Loudmilla Bencheikh and Manon Leonard 7-5, 5-7, 6-4, and Amelia Bissett and Morgan Cross defeated Elisabetta Cocciaretto and Nika Radisic 6-3, 7-6(5). 

Check out Wednesday's order of play here

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