Bryans, Klaasen/Venus Move Into Auckland Semi-finals
McLachlan/Struff win in two tie-break sets
The second-seeded Americans, contesting their first tournament together for eight months, knocked out Austin Krajicek and Artem Sitak 7-6(2), 2-6, 10-2 in 87 minutes. The Bryans led 4/1 in the first set tie-break, but needed to save one set point at 5/6.
Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff edged past last week’s Brisbane International champions Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in 88 minutes to set up a semi-final against top seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic.