Zverev Brothers Roll At Home In Cologne
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.
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
|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|
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.