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Mahut/Roger-Vasselin advance in Eastbourne
Aslan Karatsev and Joran Vliegen sprung a shock of their first tour-level match as a group on Monday on the Mallorca Championships, the place they held their nerve in a pair of tie-breaks to edge fourth seeds Andrey Golubev and Maximo Gonzalez 7-6(1), 7-6(6).
Karatsev and Vliegen wrapped up the match with three consecutive factors, the primary of which fended off a set level for his or her opponents, to assert the second-set tie-break. Their subsequent opponents on the ATP 250 occasion in Spain shall be Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez or Tallon Girekspoor and Botic van de Zandschulp.
Within the different opening-round match performed on Monday in Mallorca, Austrian wild card duo Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler loved a 7-5, 3-6, 10-4 victory in opposition to Sebastian Baez and Joao Sousa.
Mahut/Roger-Vasselin Advance In Eastbourne
On the Rothesay Worldwide in Eastbourne, Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin had been 6-4, 7-6(8) winners in opposition to High 50 singles stars Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Pedro Martinez. Mahut and Roger-Vasselin are chasing their second title collectively on grass after their triumph in Newport in 2013.
There was additionally opening-day success on the English south coast for Maxime Cressy and Ugo Humbert, who overcame Francisco Cerundolo and Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-3, 4-6, 10-8, whereas Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Aisam-Ul-Haq-Qureshi downed dwelling wild card pairing Julian Money and Henry Patten 6-4, 7-6(4).
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