Joe Salisbury (right) and Rejeev Ram took one hour 22 minutes to win their quarter-final
Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram are through to the semi-finals of the men’s doubles at the Australian Open.
The 11th seeds beat Finn Henri Kontinen and German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 6-4 with a break of serve in each set.
The pair, French Open quarter-finalists last year, will face Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik and Mikhail Kukushkin for a place in Sunday’s final.
Britain’s Ken Skupski lost in the last eight with Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez.
Skupski and Gonzalez were beaten 6-2 6-4 by Australian wildcards Max Purcell and Luke Saville on Tuesday.
Britain’s Jonny O’Mara and his partner Marcelo Arevalo from El Salvador also went out, losing 6-3 6-2 to fourth seeds Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Slovakia’s Filip Polasek in the quarter-finals.
But Jamie Murray and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands overcame the pairing of Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko and India’s Leander Peas 6-2 7-5 to move into the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles.