• Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open men’s doubles after beating Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt 
  • The pair won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 in Melbourne on Sunday  
  • A break in each set was enough as Murray served out the win in 1hr 17mins

Stuart Fraser for MailOnline

Jamie Murray strayed into new territory in Melbourne as he reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open men’s doubles for the first time.

Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares picked up their third consecutive straight-sets win, beating Brit Dominic Inglot and Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt 6-3, 6-4.

This was the second time at this year’s tournament that Murray had come up against a fellow Brit after taking on his Melbourne flat-mate Jonathan Marray in the first round.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares (left) are through to the Australian Open quarter-finals 

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares (left) are through to the Australian Open quarter-finals 

Murray returns a shot during his and Soares' straight sets win over Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt 

Murray returns a shot during his and Soares’ straight sets win over Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt 

A break in each set was enough as Murray served out the victory in one hour and 17 minutes.

After splitting with Aussie John Peers at the end of last season, there are promising signs that his new partnership with Soares will prove fruitful.

The pair reached the semi-finals in Doha in the their first tournament of the year and then won the title in Sydney the following week.

Murray and Soares next face South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and the USA’s Rajeev Ram, who upset Bob and Mike Bryan 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in yet another indication that the 37-year-old American twins are not the force they once were 

Murray could also reach the last-eight of the mixed doubles later with Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik, the fourth seeds taking on Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld. 

Inglot and Lindstedt (right) are disappointed following their third round doubles defeat in Melbourne 

Inglot and Lindstedt (right) are disappointed following their third round doubles defeat in Melbourne 

 

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