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Murray makes it a brotherly double

Murray v Ferrer Aus SFAndy Murray made sure that two brothers will contest two separate finals at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time when he secured victory in his men’s singles semi-final.

Murray beat an injured Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-2 in four hours and three minutes to secure his fifth Australian final against world number one Novak Djokovic.

Elder brother Jamie booked his place in Saturday’s men’s doubles after he and partner Bruno Soares beat the French pair Adrian Mannarino and Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-1 in their semi-final.

They will play Canada’s Daniel Nestor and Czech Radek.

Jamie Murray lost at Wimbledon and the US Open last year with former partner John Peers.

In an extraordinary result for Scotland, Gordon Reid will appear in the Men’s Wheelchair Singles Final and the Men’s Doubles Wheelchair Final with partner Shingo Kunieda.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Andy, Jamie and Gordon all making the finals is a magnificent and historic achievement and they should all be so proud of their efforts.

“I know that everyone will be willing them onto victory – it would be absolutely brilliant to see all four trophies being re-homed in Scotland for a year.”

 



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