London Hopefuls Kontinen/Peers Advance In Vienna
Henri Kontinen/John Peers made the Erste Bank Open quarter-finals in Vienna on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-3 win against Frederik Nielsen/Tim Puetz. Kontinen/Peers are currently in eighth place in the ATP Race To London, with 2,910 points, and will next meet Marcus Daniell/Philipp Oswald, who beat Belgians Sander Gille/Joran Vliegen 4-6, 7-5, 10-7. The top eight doubles teams will compete at the Nitto ATP Finals, from 10-17 November at The O2 in London.
Rohan Bopanna/Denis Shapovalov advanced 7-6(6), 6-2 against home favourites Oliver Marach/Jurgen Melzerr and will next face top seeds Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo, who have already booked their place in London.
At the Swiss Indoors Basel, top seeds Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos saved all three break points to reach the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 7-6(3) win against Richard Gasquet/Edouard Roger-Vasselin. This year’s US Open finalists (l. to Cabal/Farah) will play Santiago Gonzalez/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi for a place in the semi-finals.
In a rematch from this year’s Roland Garros final, Jeremy Chardy/Fabrice Martin got revenge by defeating third seeds Kevin Krawietz/Andreas Mies 7-6(2), 6-4. Chardy/Martin will next take on Taylor Fritz/Reilly Opelka.