Mahut/Martin advance in Antwerp
Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic moved into their fourth tour-level final of the season as a team on Friday at the VTB Kremlin Cup, downing Ilya Ivashka and Pedro Martinez 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
The fourth seeds won 85 per cent (34/40) of their first-serve points and rallied from 1/4 in the match Tie-break to advance after 89 minutes. They are aiming to win their second ATP Tour trophy together after triumphing in Buenos Aires in March.
Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar advanced into the semi-finals in Moscow after the Uruguay-Ecuador tandem overcame Andres Molteni and Santiago Gonzalez 7-5, 3-6, 10-7 in one hour and 34 minutes.
Earlier this season, the unseeded pair won tour-level titles in Delray Beach and Marbella. Behar and Gonzalo will face Harri Heliovaara and Matwe Middelkoop for a place in the final.
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Mahut/Martin March On In Antwerp
Second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Martin overcame Denys Molchanov and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 7-6(5), 6-2 on Friday at the European Open to reach the championship match in Antwerp.
The Frenchmen are teaming for the second time this season and saved all five break points they faced to advance after 84 minutes.
Third seeds Wesley Koolhof and Jean-Julien Rojer advanced into the semi-finals after the Dutchmen received a walkover from Benoit Paire and Lorenzo Musetti.