Murray/Venus Cruise In Dallas, Mies/Peers Advance In Montpellier
Top seeds Jamie Murray and Michael Venus made a quick start to their Dallas Open on Wednesday. The British-Kiwi duo defeated Jonny O'Mara and John-Patrick Smith 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals at the Texas ATP 250.
The veterans saved the only break point they faced while converting three of their four opportunities to advance in pursuit of their first title as a duo.
Murray and Venus will next play William Blumberg and Miomir Kecmanovic, who eliminated American wild cards Mitchell Krueger and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 7-6(1), 6-3.
In other Dallas action, second seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow also moved on with a 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-7 victory against Luis David Martinez and Cristian Rodriguez.
Top Seeds Move On In Cordoba
Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez lifted four ATP Tour trophies together in 2022. Will this be the week they capture their first crown as a pair in 2023?
Matos — who won the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Luisa Stefani — and Vega Hernandez clawed past Marcelo Demoliner and Andrea Vavassori 6-4, 1-6, 10-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Cordoba Open. They saved five of the seven break points they faced on the Argentine clay.
Bolivians Boris Arias and Federico Zeballos also moved on with a 7-5, 7-5 triumph against Portugal's Francisco Cabral and Serbian Nikola Cacic.
Mies/Peers Into Montpellier QFs
Andreas Mies and John Peers made a good start to their partnership in Australia, where they made the Australian Open quarter-finals. The third seeds maintained their good form on Wednesday in France, where they reached the last eight of the Open Sud de France – Montpellier with a 6-4, 6-4 win against the Czech pair of Roman Jebavy and Adam Pavlasek.
The German-Australian team will next play Dutchmen Sander Arends and David Pel, who ousted Austrians Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler 7-6(2), 6-4. Another Dutch duo, Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop, beat Indians N.Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-4, 6-4.