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Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev save all three break points they face to defeat Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in Cologne.

Zverev Brothers Roll At Home In Cologne

Purcell/Saville continue London chase

Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev lost in the first round in Cologne last week. Their second try at the same venue was the charm on Tuesday at the bett1HULKS Championship.

The Zverev brothers defeated Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-4, 6-2 in 71 minutes to reach the second round. The Germans saved all three break points they faced and won 43 per cent of their return points to triumph. The unseeded duo advances to face back-to-back Roland Garros champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies or Spaniards Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Fernando Verdasco.


Australian Open finalists Max Purcell and Luke Saville continued their push for a spot at the Nitto ATP Finals with a 7-6(3), 6-7(1), 10-7 victory against Felix Auger-Aliassime and Robert Lindstedt.

Four spots remain in the doubles field at The O2. Purcell and Saville began the week in ninth place in the FedEx ATP Battle For London.

FedEx ATP Battle For London: Doubles Standings

 Team  Points
 5. Wesley Koolhof/Nikola Mektic  2,145
 6. John Peers/Michael Venus  1,810*
 7. Jurgen Melzer/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin  1,535
 8. Jamie Murray/Neal Skupski  1,500
 9. Max Purcell/Luke Saville  1,425*
 10. Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah  1,350
*Points entering this week's play
Also in Cologne, Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan defeated Tomislav Brkic and Franko Skugor 6-3, 6-4.

Third Seeds Eliminated In Antwerp
Pablo Andujar and Sander Arends upset third seeds Fabrice Martin and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-7(6), 6-2, 10-5 to reach the second round of the European Open. Britons Daniel Evans and Cameron Norrie also advanced with a 4-6, 6-3, 12-10 win against Americans Taylor Fritz and Nicholas Monroe.

In the third Antwerp doubles match of the day, Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez ousted Frederik Nielsen and Tim Puetz 7-5, 6-2.