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French Open 2021: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram both win

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joe SalisburyJoe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram reached the quarter-finals in the past two years

Britain's Jamie Murray reached the French Open doubles third round with Bruno Soares, while Joe Salisbury sealed his place in the second round.

Seventh seeds Murray and Soares beat Austrian Oliver Marach and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 7-5 6-1.

Earlier on Thursday, Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram beat Italian Salvatore Caruso and Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-5 6-3.

The third seeds face Tim Putz and Hugo Nys in the next round.

Murray and Soares will learn their opponents on Friday and will play either ninth seeds Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau or Yen-hsun Lu and Yoshihito Nishioka in the third round.

The pair completed their victory in one hour and 29 minutes, winning the first set with a break of serve before breaking twice in the second to close out the match.


Hewett & Reid face tough openers

In the men's wheelchair singles, defending champion Alfie Hewett will play Belgium's Joachim Gerard in the opening round in a repeat of last year's final.

Gordon Reid has drawn the world number one Shingo Kunieda, while in the women's event Jordanne Whiley will play her doubles parter Yui Kamiji.

In the quad singles, which starts at the semi-final stage, Andy Lapthorne faces Sam Schroder of the Netherlands.

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