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Filip Polasek and Ivan Dodig wrap up opening-round doubles play at Wimbledon with their five-set win.

Dodig/Polasek Upset Murray/Skupski In Two-Day Wimbledon Clash

Kontinen/Peers save 6 M.P. to advance on Friday

Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek completed first-round doubles action at Wimbledon by winning their darkness-delayed match against No. 10 seeds Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski. When play resumed on Friday, Dodig/Polasek wrapped up the 2-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 comeback.

The loss spoiled a potential all-Murray encounter as Jamie and brother Andy Murray (w/Herbert) could have met in the third round. Dodig has enjoyed success before at The All England Club, finishing runner-up in 2013 with Marcelo Melo (l. to Bryan/Bryan).

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Eighth seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers produced the comeback of the tournament so far. Trailing by two sets and 4-5 to Robert Lindstedt and Tim Puetz, they saved six match points to prevail 4-6, 6-7(1), 7-6(9), 6-3, 6-4.

Kontinen/Peers saved three match points in the third set at 4-5, another at 5-6 and two more in the tie-break at 6/7 and 8/9. After their incredible escape, they needed five match points of their own before advancing after four hours of play.

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Top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo defeated Aussies Alex de Minaur and Matt Reid 6-7(11), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(10). Kubot/Melo squandered four set points in the first-set tie-break, but saved four set points in the fourth-set tie-break to prevail in three hours and 26 minutes.

Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, seeded second, moved past Kazakhs Alexander Bublik and Mikhail Kukushkin 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. Third seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus also moved on after a convincing 6-3, 7-6(3), 6-2 win over Aussies Lleyton Hewitt and Jordan Thompson.

Fifth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau defeated Fabrice Martin and Hugo Nys 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. The 2015 champions (d. Murray/Peers) are through to the third round without dropping a set.

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The other major upset of the day came from Santiago Gonzalez and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. Three points from defeat in the third set, they fought back to take out fourth seeds Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares 4-6, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4.

Other seeded teams to advance on Day 5 include No. 11 seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, No. 12 seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury and No. 16 seeds Robin Haase and Frederik Nielsen. Nielsen took the title here in 2012 (w/Marray) and Mahut did the same in 2016 (w/Herbert).