Haase/Middelkoop Bounce Back With Doha Win
Fourth seeds Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop made amends for an early exit last week in Rotterdam with a dominant win on Tuesday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha. The Dutch duo defeated Malek Jaziri and Mubarak Shannan Zayid 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals at the ATP 250.
Haase/Middelkoop did not face a break point in the contest, winning more than 80 per cent of points on both first and second serve. They generated 12 break opportunities on return, converting on three of them.
The five-time tour-level champions, whose most recent trophy came earlier this month in Montpellier, will continue their bid for a sixth team title against Constant Lestienne and Botic van de Zandschulp in Wednesday's quarter-finals. The French-Dutch duo defeated Raven Klaasen and Hunter Reese 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 on Tuesday.
Third Seeds Upset In Marseille
The Indian team of N.Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan knocked off third-seeded Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 on Tuesday to advance to the quarter-finals at the Open 13 Provence.
They will next meet Dustin Brown and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, who edged Philipp Oswald and Szymon Walkow 4-6, 6-3, 10-8. Rounding out Tuesday's doubles action in Marseille, Frenchman Jonathan Eysseric and Ukrainian Denys Molchanov defeated the French team of Arthur Fils and Luca Van Assche 3-6, 7-5, 10-4.
Cabral/Zeballos Advance In Rainy Rio
Only one doubles match was completed on Tuesday at the Rio Open presented by Claro, as fourth seeds Francisco Cabral and Horacio Zeballos beat Pedro Martinez and Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4.