Dodig/Krajicek Advance To Rotterdam SFs

Barrientos/Behar survive in Buenos Aires
February 18, 2023
Austin Krajicek (left) and Ivan Dodig at the 2023 ABN AMRO Open.
Alyssa van Heyst
Austin Krajicek (left) and Ivan Dodig at the 2023 ABN AMRO Open. By ATP Staff

Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek have had a solid start to the 2023 season. The Croatian-American duo, which reached the final at last month’s Adelaide International 2, is looking for a fourth team title this week.

On Friday, the pair earned a razor-thin 7-6(5), 7-6(5) quarter-final victory over Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin at the ABN AMRO Open in Rotterdam.

When Dodig and Krajicek made a run to the Adelaide-2 final earlier this year, misfortune struck them before the championship match. Dodig suffered an injury that forced them to give a walkover to Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer.

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After a disappointing first-round exit at the Australian Open, Dodig and Krajicek are hoping to make a statement at the ATP 500 event in Rotterdam, where they are the only seeded team remaining. They will next meet Belgian qualifiers Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen in the semi-finals.

Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over fourth seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara. The Indian-Australian pair will face Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz on Saturday.

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Nicolas Barrientos and Ariel Behar rallied from a set down to defeat home hopes Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni 3-6, 6-4, 10-7 in the semi-finals of the Argentina Open.

While the Uruguayan Behar is a three-time doubles titlist, Barrientos is aiming to collect his first ATP Tour title. Their championship match opponent with be either Italian duo Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini or Marcelo Demoliner and Andrea Vavassori.

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