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Jurgen Melzer and Edourard Roger-Vasselin advance to their first Nitto ATP Finals semi-final as a team.

Melzer/Roger-Vasselin, Granollers/Zeballos Advance To SFs

Germans top Group Bob Bryan with 2-1 record

Seventh seeds Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin have secured their spot at the top of Group Bob Bryan after Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos retired in the opening set, 6-6, (1/0) [ret].

Roger-Vasselin and Melzer were in control of their fate in Group Bob Bryan, but had a tough task ahead as they needed to win in straight sets to book their place in the last four.

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Granollers and Zeballos took control of the match at the start, breaking early at 2-1 and leading for most of the opening set. They even served to take the set, but were broken as the seventh seeds came roaring back and levelled the score at 5-5.

Granollers, who had been struggling with a shoulder injury that required a medical time out late in the set, found himself unable to continue and retired from the match one point into the first-set tie-break.

As a result, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin soared to the top of Group Bob Bryan, sealing their spot in the semi-finals as they continued their search for their first Nitto ATP Finals title. Granollers and Zeballos also advanced to the semi-finals. Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares have been eliminated from the tournament.

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