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Jamie Murray progresses in doubles

Jamie Murray and Australian partner John Peers battled their way into the second round of the men's doubles.

Jamie Murray and Australian partner John Peers battled their way into the second round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open with victory over Matt Reid and Luke Saville.

After wins on Wednesday for Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins and Londoner Dominic Inglot and his Filipino partner Treat Huey, Murray and Peers triumphed 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (8/6).

In the second round they will play Murray's former partner, American Eric Butorac, and South African Raven Kaasen, who put paid to the comeback of Pat Rafter alongside Lleyton Hewitt in round one.