Wimbledon 2017: Scott Clayton and Jonny O'Mara want top seeds after first-round men's doubles win

Scott Clayton
Scott Clayton (right) celebrates winning a point with his partner Jonny O'Mara

Jersey's Scott Clayton says he and doubles partner Jonny O'Mara want to play the top seeds next after their first-round victory at Wimbledon.

The pair went through on Wednesday as opponents Adrian Mannarino and Paolo Lorenzi retired during the second set.

They will face number one seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers in round two if the favourites win on Thursday.

"We wouldn't have had this opportunity without the wildcard, which we're really thankful for," Clayton said.

"We're happy that we've used it well to get ourselves into the second round, and to hopefully have a crack at the top seeds."

Both Clayton, 23, and Scotland's O'Mara, 22, who were leading Mannarino and Lorenzi 7-6 3-4 when their opponents retired, are making their senior Wimbledon debuts, having played together on the Challenger Tour this season.

Kontinen and Peers have won six titles together, including this year's Australian Open doubles, and must beat Italians Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi to meet the Brits next.

"I think both of us are kind of deep down hoping that we play the top seeds," added O'Mara.

"It would be an amazing experience and it would be good to see where we are against the best team in the world - I don't see why we can't have a good shot at them."

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