Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara continued their productive summer season on the European clay because the British-Finnish pairing cruised to the semi-finals on the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag on Thursday.
The third seeds broke the serve of untamed card pairing Mili Poljicak and Nino Serdarusic twice in every set to clinch a 6-3, 6-3 victory that prolonged their profitable streak to 6 after they clinched a maiden ATP Tour title in Hamburg final week. Glasspool and Heliovaara will bid to maintain that run going on the ATP 250 clay-court occasion in Croatia in a semi-final showdown towards second seeds Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez.
High seeds Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini additionally superior on Thursday however have been made to work arduous earlier than they prevailed 7-6, 6-7(6), 10-7 towards Antonio Sancic and Franko Skugor. Bolelli and Fognini’s semi-final opponents can be Gstaad champions Tomislav Brkic and Francisco Cabral, who noticed off Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow, 6-4, 7-5.
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Kubler/Friends Win All-Aussie Conflict
On the Atlanta Open, Jason Kubler and John Friends upset Wimbledon champions Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell 4-6, 7-6(0), 10-6 to e book a semi-final spot on the ATP 250 hard-court occasion.
Fourth seeds Ebden and Purcell saved all 5 break factors they confronted within the quarter-final encounter, however Kubler and Friends held their nerve within the second-set tie-break after which the Match Tie-break to safe a one-hour, 40-minute victory.
Haase/Oswald Ease By means of In Kitzbühel
Robin Haase and Philipp Oswald’s good kind on the Alpine clay continued on the Generali Open in Kitzbühel, the place the Dutch-Austrian pairing triumphed 6-4, 6-3 towards Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul on Thursday to e book a spot within the semi-finals.
Haase and Oswald reached the ultimate in Gstaad final week, and the unseeded duo will now face Pedro Martinez and Lorenzo Sonego as they chase back-to-back Tour finals. Martinez and Sonego defeated house favourites Neil Oberleitner and Jurij Rodionov, 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.
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