Joe Salisbury crashes out of Wimbledon in men's doubles semi-final

Britain’s Joe Salisbury crashes out of Wimbledon in men’s doubles semi-final alongside US partner Rajeev Ram as the pair squander FIVE match points and a two-set lead against Australian pair Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell

  • Joe Salisbury and US partner Rajeev Ram failed to reach the Wimbledon finals
  • They were beaten in five sets by Australian duo Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell
  • The pair squandered five match points after taking a two-set advantage
  • Ebden and Purcell will now play in the men’s doubles final on Saturday

Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram squandered a two set lead against Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell to lose in the Wimbledon men’s doubles semi-final on Thursday.

Salisbury, the world No 1 in men’s doubles, and Ram took the first set 6-3 on court one before claiming the second after a tiebreak. The pair were later handed five match points but failed to capitalise.

In an impressive comeback, Ebden and Purcell edged out a close tiebreak in the third before taking the final two sets 6-4 and 6-2 to book a place in Saturday’s final.

More to follow. 

Joe Salisbury crashed out of the men’s doubles semi-final with American partner Rajeev Ram 

Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell came from two sets down to make the final on Saturday

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