PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 01: Jamie Murray of Great Britain, parter of Bruno Soares of Brazil plays a backhand in their mens doubles first round match against Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot of Great Britain during day three of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 01, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Jamie Murray made semi-final in Estoril

By Glenys Furness

  • Jamie Murray made the semi-final in ATP 250 Estoril
  • The Brit was top seed
ESTORIL, PORTUGAL – Jamie Murray teamed up with Michael Venus and the pair were the top seeds. The Brit/Kiwi made the semi-final before being defeated.


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Jamie Murray teamed up with Michael Venus and the pair were top seeds. The Brit/Kiwi were drawn against Robin Haase and Lukas Kubot in the first round. The first set was toe to toe as both pairs fought hard, however it was the top seed that secured the vital break of serve to take the lead. The second set saw the Dutch/Polish pair dominate. Haase & Kubot broke serve more or less at will and levelled up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak Murray & Venus got the break and stayed ahead, booking a spot in the next round 7-5, 2-6, 10-5.

In the quarter-final the top seeds were against Aleksandr Nedovyesov & Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. Murray & Venus battled hard, and secured the break of serve needed to take the lead. Nedovyesov & Qureshi tried to fight back in the second set, but the top seeds broke again to book a spot in the semi-final 6-4, 6-4.

The semi-final saw the Brit/Kiwi against Nuno Borges & Francisco Cabral. The Portuguese pair dominated the first set, as the top seeds struggled to hold serve. The second set was a little closer. Murray & Venus fought hard but Borges & Cabral secured the break of serve 6-2, 6-4.


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Doubles Round Up

Ken Skupski & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Tommy Paul & Nathaniel Lammons in the first round in Estoril 6-3, 7-5.

Lloyd Glasspool with Harri Heliovaara were defeated by Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies in the semi-final in Munich 7-5, 6-3.

Ryan Peniston with Evan Furness were defeated by Vitaliy Sachko & Piotr Matuszewki in the quarter-final in Ostrava 6-4, 6-1.

Felix Mischker with Alessandro Corcelli Perez were defeated by Oleksandr Ovcharenko & Miljan Zekic in the first round in Santa Margherita di Pula 6-1, 6-0.

Emily Appleton & Ali Collins were defeated by Sapfo Sakellaridi & Anita Wagner in the quarter-final in Santa Margherita di Pula 6-4, 6-2.

Max Benaim with Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez were defeated by Francis Casey Alcantara & Colin Sinclair in the first round in Cairo 6-3, 6-2.

Blu Baker with Khololwam Montsi were defeated by Peter Betran & Mwendwa Mbithi in the quarter-final in Vero Beach 0-0 (RET).

Millen Hurrion with Liam Draxl were defeated by Nishesh Basavareddy & Ricardo Rodriguez in the final in Vero Beach 6-4, 6-3.

Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Sophie Chang & Angela Kulikov in the quarter-final in Charleston 6-2, 6-2.

Emily Webley-Smith with Despina Papamichall were defeated by Anastasia Detiuc & Katarina Zavatska in the first round in Zagreb 6-4, 6-1.

Yuriko Lily Miyazaki with Prarthana G Thombare were defeated by Aliona Bolsova & Ingrid Neel in the first round in Istanbul 6-1, 6-3.

Katie Swan with Lina Glushko were defeated by Maja Chwalinska & Jesika Maleckova in the first round in Istanbul 6-2, 6-1.

Emilie Lindh with Adithya Karunaratne were defeated by Sofya Lansere & Valeriya Strakhova in the first round in Monastir 6-4, 6-4.

Next week Brits play in Madrid, Aix-En-Provence, Prague, Nottingham, Italy, Saint Malo, Germany, USA, Slovenia, Spain & Tunisia.


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