Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares ease into second round of Australian Open men’s doubles as they eye glory in Melbourne three years after 2016 win
- Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are aiming to win their third Grand Slam title
- Murray and Soares made light work of Roman Jebavy and Andres Molteni
- They are the third seeds to win the men’s doubles at the Australian Open
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares reached the second round in Melbourne after seeing off Roman Jebavy and Andres Molteni.
Murray and Soares, who won the men’s doubles event in 2016, clinched a second-set tiebreak win 6-4, 7-6 (13-11).
The British and Brazilian pairing come up against Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara next.
Jamie Murray (left) and Bruno Soares embrace after coming through their second round match
Britain’s Ken and Neal Skupski also progressed. They came through in straight sets to beat James Duckworth and Jordan Thompson 6-3, 6-4.
Next up for them in the second round are Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Australian John Peers.
Britain’s Joe Salisbury also remains in contention in Melbourne as made it through alongside American Rajeev Ram. They won 6-0, 6-4 against Guido Pella and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo.
Soares and Murray won the men’s competition doubles at the Australian Open three years ago