Doubles joy for Brit Marray
Jul 06 2012
Jonny Marray became the first Briton to reach the men's doubles final at Wimbledon in 52 years after he and partner Freddie Nielsen pulled off a remarkable victory over American brothers and defending champions Mike and Bob Bryan.
Sheffield-based Marray and Denmark's Nielsen had only played together at three tournaments before Wimbledon, but they outclassed the 11-time grand slam winning duo with a 6-4 7-6 (11/9) 6-7 (7/4) 7-6 (7/5) victory.
Marray, 31, follows in the footsteps of Bobby Wilson and Mike Davies who were finalists for Britain in 1960. He and Nielsen will face Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau or Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner in the final.
The victory did not come without controversy, however, as the Bryans were angry at being moved to Court 12, where Hawk-Eye was not available and they vented frustration at the umpire on several occasions.
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