US Open 2019: Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski through to doubles third round

Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski
Jamie Murray (right) and Neal Skupski began their partnership during this year's grass-court season
US Open 2019
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 Sep
Coverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide.

Britons Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski reached the third round of the US Open doubles with a straight-sets victory.

The 15th seeds, whose first Grand Slam together ended with a first-round defeat at Wimbledon in July, beat Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis and Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero 6-3 6-4.

They will face India's Rohan Bopanna and Canada's Denis Shapovalov next.

Fellow Britons Luke Bambridge, Jonny O'Mara and Joe Salisbury are also through in the men's doubles.

Bambridge advanced with Japanese partner Ben McLachlan after they upset Croatian ninth seeds Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 to set up a meeting with French duo Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin.

O'Mara and his partner Marcelo Arevalo from El Salvador beat sixth seeds Bruno Soares of Brazil and Croatian Mate Pavic 7-6 (7-5) 6-4, while Salisbury and American team-mate Rajeev Ram beat Australian duo Alex de Minaur and Matt Reid 6-4 7-5.

Britain's O'Mara will take on German 12th seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies next. Salisbury is up against Argentine Horacio Zeballos and Spaniard Marcel Granollers.

Compatriots Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie could not continue the winning streak but pushed Colombian top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah to three sets in a 5-7 6-4 6-3 defeat.

Murray won his second match of the day when he teamed up with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to beat Zhang Shuai and John Peers 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 10-7 in the first round of the mixed doubles.

The 33-year-old Scot has lifted a doubles title at Flushing Meadows every year since 2016.

He won the men's doubles with Bruno Soares in 2016, the mixed doubles in 2017 with Martina Hingis and in 2018 with Mattek-Sands.

Salisbury's second match of the day ended in defeat, though, as he and American mixed doubles partner Desirae Krawczyk lost 6-4 6-3 to top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus.

The only Briton left in the singles at Flushing Meadows is Johanna Konta, who faces third seed Karolina Pliskova in the fourth round on Sunday.

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