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Ben Shelton (net) and Christopher Eubanks claim a first-round doubles win Monday in Cincinnati.

Eubanks & Shelton Claim Doubles Win In Cincinnati

Big-serving Americans upset recent Roland Garros finalists

American singles stars Christopher Eubanks and Ben Shelton joined forces on the doubles court Monday in Cincinnati and found immediate success against Belgian duo Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 7-5, 6-4.

Eubanks and Shelton fired six aces and saved the lone break point they faced as they defeated the Roland Garros finalists, who are on track to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals.

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Nikola Mektic and John Peers rallied from a set down to defeat American duo Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow 3-6, 7-6(6), 10-3.