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Inglot and Huey into last eight

Britain's Dominic Inglot and Filipino partner Treat Huey beat Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi to reach the Australian Open last eight.

Men's doubles seventh seeds Bopanna and Qureshi had beaten British pair Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins in the second round but Inglot and Huey ran out 6-4 7-6 (7/1) winners.

Londoner Inglot took over as the British doubles number one before the tournament and he and Huey are through to their second successive grand slam quarter-final.

They could not go further at the US Open, losing to Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, but Inglot said: "The last quarter-final really changed our mentality about what we can actually do.

"I used to go into slams thinking, 'If I can get two rounds, that's 180 points, that's nice'. You can get big money, it's lovely.

"But after the quarter-final, I thought, 'You know what, we can really do well'. We've pretty much beaten every team bar the Bryans so why not be able to do it at a slam?

"If it happens that you lose, you say 'too good'. I'm feeling good, Treat's feeling good. Hopefully it works out."

It is likely to be world number one pair Bob and Mike Bryan who stand in their way of a first slam semi-final, with the American twins due to play their third-round match on Monday.

Inglot and Huey have played them twice before, losing at Wimbledon last summer and then at the Masters series event in Shanghai in October.

Inglot said: "In singles it's like playing Roger (Federer) or (Rafael) Nadal. When you start off you don't know what to expect.

"Louis (Cayer) our coach came out with this stat that their second serves are attackable but these guys are hitting 120mph second serves, I was looking at Louis going, 'I'm never going to listen to you ever again'.

"They're a bit intimidating. Mike was swatting away volleys all day into the crowd, I think he was taking requests at one point.

"Then we played them in Shanghai and I played really well, I was really happy with my performance. Treat had one of those days where he was just off and we lost two close sets.

"If we have an opportunity to play them, I'll be really looking forward to it."