Wimbledon BritWatch: Murray, Salisbury, Inglot and Watson reach doubles quarter-finals

09/07/2018

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Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray at Wimbledon

Whilst all final-16 singles clashes were played out during Wimbledon's Manic Monday, there was plenty of British doubles delight for Jamie Murray, Joe Salisbury, Dom Ingot, Heather Watson, Jay Clarke and Harriet Dart in their respective matches. 

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares kicked off proceedings with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over British brothers Ken and Neal Skupski to earn their quarter-final place in the men's doubles. The pair are yet to drop a set and will next face Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus. 

Joe Salisbury and his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen followed suit with an impressive 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3, 7-6(1) win against Colombian sixth seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. They will go on to play 14th seeds Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff with a semi-final spot at stake. 

Dom Inglot made it a hat-trick of Brits in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles as he continued his run with Croatia's Franko Skugor. The pair battled past Maximo Gonzalez and Nicolas Jarry 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(6), 6-3 to set up a final-eight encounter with Robin Haase and Robert Lindstedt.  

Heather Watson also secured a place in the quarter-finals of the ladies' doubles with Germany's Tatjana Maria after Jelena Ostapenko and Christina McHale withdrew from the event. The pair, who won their first title at the Mexico Open in March, will have to get past Czech third seeds Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova to reach the semi-finals. 

There was more British success in mixed doubles as Jay Clarke and Harriet Dart overcame 13th seeds Max Mirnyi and Kveta Peschke 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. They will face top seeds Mate Pavic and Gabriela Dabrowski in the third round, while 2016 champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen kickstarted their run with a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win over Marcin Matkowski and Mihaela Buzarnescu. 

Jamie Murray and Victoria Azeranka made a late appearance on Centre Court and also prevailed in three sets against seventh seeds Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld. At one set apiece, the roof was closed for the decider and Murray and Azarenka brilliantly battled back from 5-1 down to clinch a 7-6(6), 6-7(6), 7-5 victory. 

Monday saw eight British juniors in action, with three joining Destinee Martins in the second round. Jack Draper swept past Henry Von Der Schulenburg 6-1, 6-4, Anton Matusevich defeated Clement Tabur 6-4, 7-6(6) and Emma Raducanu sailed past Gabriella Price 6-1, 6-4. 

Aidan McHugh, Jake Hersey, Emile Hudd and Blu Baker and Franceca Jones all suffered opening round defeats, despite showing plenty of promise along the way. 

Check out Tuesday's order of play here

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