THE dream continued for Wimbledon champions Jonny Marray and Freddie Nielsen as they became the first qualifiers for the semi-finals at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Having stunned the world’s best doubles players to triumph at the All England Club in the summer, Marray, who is based in Sheffield, and Nielsen have picked up where they left off and defeated defending champions Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 7-6 (7/3) 4-6 12-10 at the O2 Arena last night.
Belarusian Mirnyi and Canadian Nestor have 19 grand slam doubles titles between them and six World Tour Finals crowns but they came out second best to the debutants.
Marray, aged, 31, said: “We can enjoy the next match. There’s no pressure on us again. It’s a great situation. We’re pretty surprised we’re through after two matches.”
However, Andy Murray lost 4-6 6-3 7-5 to World No 1 Novak Djokovic in Group A in the singles competition. Now the Scot has to beat enigmatic Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the last four.