Chardy/Martin Make Strong Start In Antalya
The Frenchmen saved all three break points they faced to beat Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski 6-3, 7-6(1) in the first round. Last year’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia finalists (l. to Granollers/Zeballos) will face Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev in the quarter-finals.
Salvatore Caruso and Andrea Vavassori held their nerves in a Match Tie-break to defeat fourth seeds Nikola Cacic and Frederik Nielsen 6-2, 1-6, 10-5. The Italians converted three of their four break points to advance in 62 minutes.
Caruso and Vavassori will meet Luca Margaroli and Florin Mergea for a place in the semi-finals. The Swiss-Romanian tandem saved five of six break points to defeat Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov 6-4, 7-5.
Second Seeds Ousted In Delray Beach
Andres Molteni and Hugo Nys caused an upset on Saturday at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, eliminating second seeds Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald 6-7(5), 6-4, 11-9 to reach the quarter-finals. They will next play Americans Austin Krajicek and Sam Querrey, who beat their countrymen, Bjorn Fratangelo and Dennis Novikov, 7-6(4), 6-3.