Jamie Murray and Michael Venus saved their cool below stress on Sunday to clinch a quarter-final place on the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Murray and Venus delivered a dominant Match Tie-break displaying to finish a 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-6 third-round win in opposition to Daniel Evans and John Friends. Regardless of falling behind early in opposition to Nice Britain’s Evans and Australia’s Friends, Murray and Venus kick-started their cost to victory by profitable six of the ultimate seven factors within the second-set tie-break on Stadium 6.
The British-New Zealand pairing then charged to a 4/0 lead within the Match Tie-break, one which in the end proved unassailable as they accomplished the win in 99 minutes. With the win, Murray and Venus improved their report for 2023 (their first season collectively) to 10-5. The pair lifted its maiden ATP Tour title as a staff in Dallas in early February.
Within the quarter-finals, Murray and Venus will try to take care of their good kind in opposition to high seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski or Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka.
Additionally on Sunday, defending champions John Isner and Jack Sock loved a extra easy path to the final eight within the California desert as they downed Kevin Krawietz and Fabrice Martin 7-6(8), 6-4.
House favourites Isner and Sock, who lifted the trophy in Indian Wells in 2018 in addition to final yr, saved all three break factors they confronted of their 91-minute triumph. Their quarter-final opponents might be Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini or Austin Krajicek and Mackenzie McDonald.
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Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov superior to the quarter-finals by way of walkover after their third-round opponents, Lucas Miedler and Cameron Norrie, withdrew. The Canadian duo will tackle Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden within the final eight.