Murray & Peers Move into US Open Quarter-final

By Glenys Furness

  • Jamie Murray & John Peers into quarter final
  • Dom Inglot & Robert Lindstedt also into quarter final
  • Colin Fleming & Treat Huey fall in round 3

New York, USA – Jamie Murray/John Peers  and Dom Inglot/Robert Lindstedt secured straight sets win to move into the quarter finals, but Colin Fleming/Treat Huey failed to advance.

Murray & Peers, seeded eighth, had progressed through to round three without too much of a problem. The seeds faced Phillip Oswald (AUT) & Adil Shamasdin (CAN). Murray/Peers came out firing, with a first serve percentage of 82% and scoring 89% of points on the serve, creating three break point chances and converting the one needed to take the first set 6-4.

The second set saw the seeds first serve percentage drop to 58%, however they still scored 59% of points on the back of the serve. The Austrian/Canadian team managed to create a break point opportunity but were unable to convert. Murray/Peers created three break point chances and converted the one needed to seal the second set 6-4. The seeds moved into the quarter finals, which continues their successful run in Grand slams after reaching the Wimbledon final.

Inglot & Lindstedt also booked a place in the quarter finals of their first Grand Slam together. They faced Tommy Haas (GER) and Radek Stepanek (CZE). The Brit/Swedish pairing had also progressed through to this stage without much trouble and had knocked out the second seeds in the first round. In the first set the teams exchanged breaks of serves, the big difference was that the team of Inglot/Lindstedt converted an extra break point to seal the set 6-4.

The second set saw Inglot/Lindstedt first serve percentage stand at a woeful 38% although the points scored behind the first serve stood at 89%. Inglot/Lindstedt created three break point chances and converted the one needed to take the match in straight sets and join Murray/Peers in the quarter finals.

Fleming & Huey faced Leonardo Mayer (ARG) & Joao Sousa (POR). The first set saw both teams playing very well, with not a lot of difference between them. Crucially the Argentine/Portuguese team converted one of the five break points they created to seal the set 6-4.

The second set saw the Brit/Philippine team serving better, whilst the team of Mayer/Sousa created three break point chances they were unable to convert any. Fleming/Huey only created one break point chance but were successful in converting it. The score was one set all, one final set to decide who would make the quarter final.

The final set proved to be very much like the first with both teams barely separated. In the end the difference once again was break points, Mayer/Sousa created three chances and converted one, whereas the team of Fleming/Huey were unable to create any break point chances at all. Mayer/Sousa made the quarter finals.

The junior tournament has also started in earnest and today Maia Lumsden took on the sixth seed Anna Kalinskaya. The seed started better converting all three of the break point chances created. Lumsden only converted two of the three she created as the Russian took the set 6-4. The second set saw the Brit starting to make inroads into the Russian serve, creating nine break point chances and converted three of them, taking the set 6-4.

The final set saw the Brit take control and convert both the break point chances she created. The Russian was unable to take advantage of the two break point chances she created, and this was the difference that took the Brit into the second round.

The second week of the US Open continues at 11am (4pm BST).

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