GB's Jubb & Harris reach first ATP Tour semi-finals

Paul Jubb celebrates
Paul Jubb's highest world ranking is 196 [Getty Images]

Britons Paul Jubb and Billy Harris have reached their first ATP Tour semi-finals with brilliant wins at the Mallorca Championships and Eastbourne.

Jubb produced the biggest win of his career as he beat American top seed Ben Shelton in three sets in Majorca.

The 24-year-old, ranked 289 in the world, won a final-set tie-break against 14th-ranked Shelton to triumph 6-3 3-6 7-6 (10-8).

Harris defeated Italian Flavio Cobolli 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 at Eastbourne.

In Majorca, Jubb saved a match point in the tie-break and then won the following two points to book his place in the last four.

He will take on Austrian Sebastian Ofner on Friday for a place in the final.

Billy Harris fist-pumping
Briton Harris has a career-high ranking of 139 [Getty Images]

Harris is now one win away from becoming the first British male to reach the final at Eastbourne.

The British number five from the Isle of Man, who spent the first few years of his professional career driving to tournaments around Europe in a transit van, fought back from losing an opening-set tie-break.

Harris, ranked 139 in the world, struck 33 winners and secured victory with an inch-perfect backhand return to the baseline on his third match point.

"I had amazing support out there and it got me through that last set," said the 29-year-old after upsetting the world number 49.

Harris will face Australian qualifier Max Purcell - a 6-3 7-6 (7-4) victor against Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic - in the semi-finals.