Australians continue to excel in Wimbledon doubles competitions

Three Australian players recorded doubles victories on day six at Wimbledon 2022.

London, Great Britain, 3 July 2022 | Leigh Rogers

Three Australian players have advanced to the third round in the Wimbledon 2022 gentlemen’s doubles competition.

John Peers and Slovak partner Filip Polasek progressed with a straight-sets win against Australian Jordan Thompson and Portugal’s Joao Sousa in second-round action today.

This is the sixth time that world No.16 Peers has made the third round at Wimbledon and is his best result since 2019.

All-Australian combination Matt Ebden and Max Purcell were also winners, overcoming Belgian Joran Vliegen and American Jackson Withrow in a second-round battle that extended three hours and 29 minutes.

This is the furtherest world No.31 Ebden has ever progressed in a Wimbledon doubles draw and is a second consecutive third-round appearance for world No.34 Purcell.

Peers had a successful day, also scoring a first-round win in the mixed doubles competition alongside Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowksi.

Sam Stosur and Ebden were locked at one-set apiece with Roland Garros 2022 finalists Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway and Vliegen when their first-round mixed doubles match was suspended due to poor light.

Aussies in action – Wimbledon

Gentlemen’s doubles, second round
[7] John Peers (AUS)/Filip Polasek (SVK) d Jordan Thompson (AUS)/Joao Sousa (POR) 7-6(2) 7-5 6-4
[14] Matthew Ebden (AUS)/Max Purcell (AUS) d Joran Vliegen (BEL)/Jackson Withrow (USA) 6-4 6-7(2) 4-6 7-6(3) 6-4

Ladies’ doubles, second round
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)/Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d Storm Sanders (AUS)/Belinda Bencic (SUI) 3-6 6-3 6-2

Mixed doubles, first round
[4] Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)/John Peers (AUS) d Demi Schuurs (NED)/Ariel Behar (URU) 6-3 6-4
[2] Desirae Krawczyk (USA)/Neal Skupski (GBR) d Asia Muhammad (USA)/Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-4

Gentlemen’s doubles, third round
[7] John Peers (AUS)/Filip Polasek (SVK) v [9] Jamie Murray (GBR)/Bruno Soares (BRA)
[14] Matthew Ebden (AUS)/Max Purcell (AUS) v [3] Wesley Koolhof (NED)/Neal Skupski (GBR)

> VIEW: Wimbledon 2022 gentlemen’s doubles draw

Ladies’ doubles, third round
[10] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v Magdalena Frech (POL)/Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)

> VIEW: Wimbledon 2022 ladies’ doubles draw

Mixed doubles, first round
Sam Stosur (AUS)/Matt Ebden (AUS) v [Alt] Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR)/Joran Vliegen (BEL) 4-6 7-6(6) to finish

Mixed doubles, second round
[4] Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)/John Peers (AUS) v Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)/Bruno Soares (BRA)
Ellen Perez (AUS)
/Matwe Middelkoop (NED) v [2] Desirae Krawczyk (USA)/Neal Skupski (GBR)

> VIEW: Wimbledon 2022 mixed doubles draw

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