CHEERED on like tennis royalty from the Centre Court balcony by Judy Murray and Leon Smith, Jamie Murray and his Australian partner John Peers fought back from two sets to one down to book a place in the third round of the men's doubles.

Amid baking conditions on the exposed Court No 7, the No 13 seeds were deserved 7-5, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 victors against Nicholas Monroe of USA and Artem Sitak of New Zealand and now face Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock to contest a quarter final spot. Not only did the superstar doubles pairing known colloquially as 'Pospisock', seeded No 3 here, win last year's SW19 title, they ended the run of Murray's fellow Scot Colin Fleming and his own former partner Eric Butorac only this week. And all this with Sock playing with a fractured finger. Nonetheless, the elder Murray sibling doesn't see any reason why he and Peers can't claim a famous scalp on Monday.

"They won Wimbledon last year, so it will be a tough match for sure," said Jamie Murray. "I guess they will be favourites based on results and we will need to play a high level match. But I think we have got a good chance to win. I watched a reasonable amount of Colin's match and his broken finger didn't seem to be causing him much problems. We have lost a few five setters here the last few years so it was good to get it done. We start afresh now on Monday."