Glasspool/Heliovaara upset Ram/Salisbury in Barcelona
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus squeezed into the Srpska Open semi-finals with a 6-4, 4-6, 13-11 win against Colombians Gonzalo Escobar and Diego Hidalgo on Thursday in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The top seeds saved a match point at 9/10 in the Match Tie-break before clinching victory on their third match point. Each team broke once in the match, with Murray/Venus creating nine break chances to their opponents’ four.
The British-Kiwi pairing will face Andrey Golubev and Denys Molchanov in Friday’s semi-finals after the Kazah-Ukrainian team advanced with a 6-3, 6- win against Andre Goransson and Ben McLachlan on Wednesday.
The second Banja Luka semi-final will see second-seeded Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen meet Francisco Cabral and Aleksandr Nedovyesov after both pairs scored straight-sets victories on Thursday. Gille/Vliegen beat Serbians Nikola Cacic and Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6(9), 6-4, while Cabral/Nedovyesov upset third-seeded Frenchmen Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul 7-6(5), 6-1.
Glasspool/Heliovaara Score Barcelona Upset
The British-Finnish duo of Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara knocked off second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 7-6(7), 7-5 on Thursday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. The winners saved eight of 10 break points in an eventful match and converted on three of eight break chances on return.
Glasspool/Heliovaara will meet Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni in Saturday’s semi-finals after the Argentines’ 6-4, 6-2 win against Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez at the ATP 500.
German Sucess In Munich
Two all-German teams advanced to the quarter-finals with Thursday wins at the BMW Open by American Express, setting up a showdown in the last eight.
Top seeds Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz beat countrymen Yannick Hanfmann and Daniel Masur 6-0, 6-3, while Jan-Lennard Struff and Oscar Otte moved past Britons Julian Cash and Henry Patten 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.
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