Marray marches into semis
Briton ends country's long wait for a men's doubles semi-finalist
Last Updated: July 4, 2012 9:49pm
Jonathan Marray (R): First British men's doubles semi-finalist since Mark Cox
Jonathan Marray became the first British player to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon men's doubles in 35 years after he and partner Freddie Nielsen beat James Cerretani and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
The pair, who have only played three previous tournaments together, let a two-set advantage drift away but clinched the decider to record a 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/4) 6-7 (7/3) 2-6 6-2 win in a marathon contest on Court Three.
Marray, who is based in Sheffield, will return to action on Friday when he and Nielsen face the American Bryan brothers - Bob and Mike.
The Bryans are the most successful team in doubles history, and 31-year-old Marray is dreaming of making the final at their expense.
"It would be massive for me if we made the Wimbledon final," Marray said.
"I started watching it for two weeks in the summer every year when I was young and that's what got me into tennis."
Marray turned professional 12 years ago but a series of injuries forced him to ditch his singles ambitions and turn to doubles.