Jamie Murray outshines brother Andy by reaching US Open quarter-finals

Jamie Murray outshines brother Andy by reaching US Open men’s doubles quarter-finals alongside Neal Skupski

  • Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski beat Marcelo Demoliner and Matwe Middelkoop
  • Murray will now come up against former partner Bruno Soares in the next round
  • Soares and partner Mate Pavic defeated Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow

Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski continued their strong form to reach the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles at the US Open.

Murray and Skupski were finalists at the Western & Southern Open last week on the same courts and followed up their first-round-win over the fourth seeds by defeating Brazil’s Marcelo Demoliner and Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop 6-3 6-2 on Friday.

Murray will now find himself across the other side of the net from Bruno Soares, the man with whom he won the US Open title in 2016.

Jamie Murray (pictured) and Neal Skupski have reached the quarter-finals of the US Open

Brazilian Soares and his Croatian partner Mate Pavic were 5-7 7-6 (5) 6-4 winners over Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow.

Murray said: “It’s weird because we’ve been here over three weeks but until today it felt like we hadn’t really achieved anything because we’d only played one match at a grand slam. Obviously last week we had a good week, we played a lot of matches.”

British interest in the singles is already over but hopes remain high in the men’s doubles, with Australian Open champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram also through to the last eight.

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