Tennis: Bright lights await for Marray at US Open

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Sheffield’s Jonny Marray and doubles partner Colin Fleming will face the all-conquering Bryan brothers for a place in the US Open semi-finals tomorrow night.

Marray and Fleming produced a tremendous performance last night to beat sixth seeded pair Rohan Bopanna of India and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 6-4 6-4 at Flushing Meadows in New York. The British duo were dominant throughout as they broke their opponents early in each set.

It continues a strong tournament for Marray and Fleming, who beat America’s Ryan Harrison and Sweden’s 6-3 6-4 on Friday in the second round to set up their match against Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin.

Marray told The Star: “We’re delighted with the win today. We played a really solid match against a tough team.

“We’re now looking forward to our match against the Bryans. They are the best team in the world as they’ve proven again this year and are going for the Grand Slam of holding all majors at once but we’re playing well and looking forward to the challenge!”

Number one seeds Bob and Mike Bryan have won all three Grand Slam tournaments this season and are the dominant pair on the doubles circuit.

However, they needed three sets to get past Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in the last 16 on Sunday.

The tie will be played on the Arthur Ashe Stadium in the early hours of Tuesday morning after Rafael Nadal takes on Philipp Kohlschreiber in the singles.

In the singles Andy Murray made his way through to the last 16 with a straight sets - 7-6(2) 6-2 6-2 - victory over Germany’s Florian Mayer but British No 2 Dan Evans missed his chance to take on Roger Federer after his lost to Spain’s Tommy Robredo 7-6(6) 6-1 4-6 7-5.

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