Defending champions Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury overcame fierce resistance from Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski on Tuesday to finish a 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4 quarter-final victory and preserve their push for back-to-back titles on the US Open in New York.
The highest-seeded American-British pair let slip 4 match factors at 5-4 within the second set as Nys and Zielinski rallied to clinch the second-set tie-break and power a decider on Louis Armstrong Stadium. Ram and Salisbury, who’re chasing their third Grand Slam crown this fortnight at Flushing Meadows, responded by sealing a decisive break within the opening sport of the third set, happening to wrap a two-hour, 34-minute triumph.
Ram and Salisbury, who’ve lifted ATP Masters 1000 trophies in Cincinnati and Monte Carlo this season, will subsequent face eleventh seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara or 2019 champions Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in New York.
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Second seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski loved a smoother passage to the semi-finals, easing previous Marcelo Demoliner and Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-1 in simply 63 minutes.
Koolhof and Skupski, who’re at present No. 2 and No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Reside Rankings, respectively, transformed all 4 break level alternatives they created in a medical quarter-final show. Dutchman Koolhof and Briton Skupski will now put together for his or her maiden Grand Slam semi-final as a group, the place there opponents shall be third seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer or sixth seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.
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