John Peers into Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinals
Australian John Peers is enjoying a career-best run in mixed doubles at Wimbledon, advancing to the semifinals for a first time.
Australian John Peers and Chinese partner Zhang Shuai have advanced to the mixed doubles semifinals at Wimbledon.
The No.17 seeds scored a 6-2 6-4 victory against fourth seeds Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France and American Nicole Melichar in the quarterfinals. Peers and Zhang served 11 aces and struck 16 winners in a dominant 63-minute victory.
Yet to drop a set this tournament, it marks a career-best result for both at the All England Club.
The 32-year-old Peers is making his eighth appearance in a Wimbledon mixed doubles draw. His previous best effort was a quarterfinal in 2013, playing alongside a teenage Ash Barty.
This also equals Peers’ career-best performance in Grand Slam mixed doubles. He advanced to the final four at the US Open in 2018, partnering Zhang.
A four-time major finalist in men’s doubles, world No.24-ranked Peers now has his sights on reaching a first mixed doubles final.
They play seventh-seeded duo Brit Neal Skupski and American Desirae Krawczyk in Saturday’s semifinal.
Peers’ victory capped a brilliant day for Australian tennis, with world No.1s Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott both progressing to singles finals at the All England Club.
Aussies in action – Wimbledon
Mixed doubles, quarterfinals
 John Peers (AUS)/Zhang Shuai (CHN) d  Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)/Nicole Melichar (USA) 6-2 6-4
Quad wheelchair singles, semifinals
 Dylan Alcott (AUS) d [WC] David Wagner (USA) 6-2 6-2
Ladies’ singles, semifinals
 Ash Barty (AUS) d  Angelique Kerber (GER) 6-3 7-6(3)
Ladies’ singles, final
 Ash Barty (AUS) v  Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
Ladies’ doubles, semifinals
Storm Sanders (AUS)/Caroline Dolehide (USA) v Veronika Kudermetova (RUS)/Elena Vesnina (RUS)
Mixed doubles, semifinals
 John Peers (AUS)/Zhang Shuai (CHN) v  Neal Skupski (GBR)/Desirae Krawczyk (USA)
Quad wheelchair singles, final
 Dylan Alcott (AUS) v Sam Schroder (NED)
Quad wheelchair doubles, final
Dylan Alcott (AUS)/Sam Schroder (NED) v Andy Lapthorne (GBR)/David Wagner (USA)