The Latest: Jamie Murray into doubles final at Aussie Open

BY foxsports • January 27, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares are through to the men' doubles final at the Australian Open after a 6-3, 6-1 win over the French team of Adrian Mannarino and Lucas Pouille.

Murray and Soares will play the winners of a later semifinal Thursday between Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek and Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers in Saturday's final.

Jamie Murray, who is Andy Murray's older brother, are two of three British players in the latter stages of this year's tournament.

Australian-born Johanna Konta, who now has British citizenship, plays a women's semifinal against Angelique Kerber on Rod Laver Arena after defending champion Serena Williams takes on Agnieszka Radwanska.

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12:05 p.m.

Play is under way at the Australian Open on Thursday, with a men's doubles match involving Andy Murray's older brother Jamie providing a prelude to the women's singles semifinals.

Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares are taking on the French team of Adrian Mannarino and Lucas Pouille in a semifinal on Rod Laver Arena.

Following that, defending champion Serena Williams will attempt to stay in the hunt for a seventh singles title when she plays Agnieszka Radwanska. Another British player, Johanna Konta, is in the other semifinal against Angelique Kerber.

The first men's semifinal between defending champion Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer is scheduled later Thursday. It will be their 45th meeting, and the series is tied at 22.

Andy Murray plays his semifinal on Friday against Milos Raonic.


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