To get to the title match at the Rothesay International in Eastbourne, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares will have to go through both finalists from last week’s Cinch Championships at The Queen’s Club in London.
The British-Brazilian duo is halfway there after a 6-4, 7-5 win against London finalists Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara on Wednesday. They can now look froward to a Thursday semi-final showdown against top seeds and London champions Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. The Croatians defeated Maxime Cressy and Ugo Humbert 7-6(9), 6-1 to reach the last four.
The second Eastbourne semi-final will see fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek take on Matwe Middelkoop and Luke Saville after both teams also advanced on Wednesday.
Marathon Match Tie-break in Mallorca
Matthew Ebden and Philipp Oswald saved four match points to edge Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Jamie Munar 6-3, 2-6, 18-16 in Mallorca. A pair of one-sided sets preceded a neck-and-neck Match Tie-break in which neither team led by more than one point until the Aussie-Austrian duo claimed its fifth match point.
They will next face Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar in the semi-finals, after the Uruguayan-Ecuadorian team defeated Germans Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies, 7-5(3), 7-6(11).
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