Murray books semi-final berth at ATP Finals
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Murray books semi-final berth at ATP Finals

13 November 2018 / 19:36
Jamie Murray advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London with a straight sets victory over Colombian duo Juan Sebastien Cabal and Robert Farah in the men’s doubles.

Murray and his Brazilian partner Bruno Soares made light work of the contest to wrap up the match 6-4, 6-3 and pick up back-to-back victories at the group stage.

It was the second time in the last month that the six-time Grand Slam doubles champion had got the better of the Colombian’s following on from their victory in the Shanghai Masters semi-final.

The tie turned in the first set when Murray and Soares broke their opponents serve in the ninth game as the pair went on to secure a comfortable 6-4 win.

And the pair continued where they left off by breaking their opponents serve again to go 3-1 ahead in the second set.

Cabal and Farah never recovered – ensuring Murray and Soares progressed through to the semi-finals in just one hour 13 minutes.

Murray, a six-time Grand Slam champion, is back in action next against winless Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya in their final group game.

Victory in the competition would see Murray become the first British player to win the men’s doubles ATP Finals.

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