GB's Dom Inglot into Australian Open men's doubles quarter-finals

By Piers NewberyBBC Sport at Melbourne Park
Dom Inglot
Dom Inglot (left) and Romanian Florin Mergea play Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau in the quarter-finals
Australian Open 2015
Dates: 19 January-1 February Venue: Melbourne Coverage :Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, selected live text commentaries and daily reports on the BBC Sport website

Britain's Dom Inglot and Romanian Florin Mergea caused a major upset in the Australian Open doubles with victory over the Bryan brothers.

Inglot and Mergea recovered from 4-1 down in the first set to win 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals.

It is the first time Inglot has enjoyed a win over Bob and Mike Bryan, winners of 16 Grand Slam titles.

"It's a big boost," said the 28-year-old Londoner, who is through to his third Grand Slam quarter-final.

"This is the kind of place you want to do it, on a big court like Hisense Arena. The crowd was fantastic.

"The Bryans come in and [the announcer] gives all this talk about how they've won so many matches and so many tournaments.

Dom Inglot
Date of birth:6 March, 1986 (28 years old)
Height:6ft 5in (196cm)
Weight:209lbs (95kg)
Doubles ranking:41
Doubles career titles:Three (2014 - Eastbourne, 2013 - Basel, 2012 - Washington)

"It's a bit intimidating but we went out there, we've been training really hard, and I think Florin's really helped me have this winning mentality."

The Bryans have won the Australian Open six times and finished as the year-end world number one pairing 10 times.

Inglot split with long-time partner Treat Huey of the Philippines at the end of last year and is playing in only his seventh tournament with Mergea.

The Romanian, who was also celebrating his 30th birthday, said: "We've known each over for two years and he's always been someone I could actually talk with, which is something I missed with all my previous partners.

"Having the kind of discussion that every good team needs, on court and off court."

Their quarter-final opposition will be Frenchman Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau, a long-time friend and junior doubles partner of Mergea.