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Benjamin Bonzi and Romain Arneodo upset Andrey Golubev and Nedovyesov Aleksandr on Thursday in Nur-Sultan.

Arneodo/Bonzi Move Through in Nur-Sultan

Brkic/Cacic advance in Metz

Romain Arneodo and Benjamin Bonzi upset second seeds Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 on Thursday in Nur-Sultan to reach the semi-finals at the Astana Open.

The unseeded pair broke twice and rallied from 1/5 down in the Match Tie-Break to advance after one hour and 31 minutes. Arneodo and Bonzi are teaming for the first time at tour-level this week.

Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania and Artem Sitak of New Zeland also reached the last four with a 7-5, 3-6, 10-7 victory over Andre Goransson and Andrea Vavassori.

Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski downed Marcelo Demoliner and Rafael Matos 6-1, 1-6, 10-7 to advance into the quarter-finals, while Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara defeated David Pel and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 7-6(4), 6-3 to reach the same stage.

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In Metz, second seeds Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic moved past Hunter Reese and Sem Verbeek 6-3, 6-3 at the Moselle Open to reach the semi-finals.

The Bosnian-Serbian pair won 76 per cent (25/33) of their first-serve points and saved both break points they faced to advance after 66 minutes. Brkic and Cacic are aiming to win their second tour-level title as a team this year after lifting the trophy in Buenos Aires.

They will next play Hugo Nys and Arthur Rinderknech after the unseeded tandem defeated Croatians Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov 6-3, 6-4.