Cabal/Farah, Bryans Advance At US Open
The Colombians, who won their first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, won 90 per cent (28/31) of their first-serve points. They will continue their journey for a second Slam title against Brits Daniel Evans/Cameron Norrie, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 winners against Germans Tim Puetz/Jan-Lennard Struff.
Roland Garros finalists Jeremy Chardy/Fabrice Martin of France upset fifth seeds and 2017 champions Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau 7-6(2), 6-1 and will meet Radu Albot/Malek Jaziri, who beat Americans Nicholas Monroe/Tennys Sandgren 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Third seeds Raven Klaasen/Michael Venus raced past Frenchmen Adrian Mannarino/Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 in only 49 minutes. Klaasen/Venus will next meet the #NextGenATP team of Miomir Kecmanovic/Casper Ruud, who beat Guillermo Duran/Leander Paes 7-5, 6-2.
Second seeds and 2018 finalists Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo didn't face a break point during a 6-2, 6-4 win against Denys Molchanov/Artem Sitak and will next play Jozef Kovalik/Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who advanced on Thursday.
Other notable results included seventh seeds Mike Bryan/Bob Bryan beating Hubert Hurkacz/Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-6(4); sixth seeds Mate Pavic/Bruno Soares knocking out Chileans Cristian Garin/Nicolas Jarry 3-6, 7-5, 6-0; ninth seeds Nikola Mektic/Franko Skugor coming back against Aussies John-Patrick Smith/Jordan Thompson 5-7, 6-3, 6-4; and fourth seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut were upset by Denis Shapovalov/Rohan Bopanna 6-3, 6-1.