Murray/Soares Fall To Young/Gonzalez
Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Donald Young of the U.S. advanced to the Roland Garros semi-finals on Monday, upsetting fifth seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(4). Murray/Soares served for the match at 5-4 in the second set and had a match point at 40/30, but Gonzalez and Young, playing together for only the second time, strung together three consecutive points to break and stay in the quarter-final contest.
The next game, they erased a break point and held, and they later took the tie-break to even the match. Neither team broke in the decider, but Gonzalez/Young claimed their first match point. Gonzalez/Young actually won eight fewer points than Murray/Soares during the two-hour and 19-minute match, 111 to 119. The win was Gonzalez's 200th tour-level doubles match win.
Gonzalez/Young also played together two weeks ago in Lyon, losing in the first round to Carlos Berlocq and Andreas Seppi. Gonzalez/Young will meet Rogerio Dutra Silva and Paolo Lorenzi or Fernando Verdasco and Nenad Zimonjic in the semi-finals.
In Monday's other quarter-final contest, 16th seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah sprinted to the finish, beating Houston champions Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos 6-7(1), 7-6(6), 6-0. Colombians Cabal/Farah will next face Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus or seventh seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers.
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