Murray and Skupski progress as O'Mara reaches third round in Melbourne

Three-time Olympian Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski advanced to the second round of the Australian Open men's doubles with a straight-sets victory.

The British duo, seeded 14th, beat Hubert Hurkacz and Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4 and will meet Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey in the next stage.

Murray, who competed at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, is looking to win the men’s doubles title in Melbourne for the second time after his triumph in 2016.

There was further doubles delight for Britain’s Jonny O’Mara who progressed to the third round in thrilling fashion.

O’Mara and El Salvador’s Marcelo Arevalo came from a set down to edge 12th seeds Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (13-11).

In the mixed doubles, Skupski came out on top against fellow Briton Joe Salisbury after a super tie-break.

Eighth seeds Skupski and Su-Wei Hsieh defeated Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, (10-5) to reach the second round. Sportsbeat 2020