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Nikola Mektic and Wesley Koolhof beat 2019 Roland Garros champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies to reach the semi-finals in Hamburg.

US Open Finalists Koolhof/Mektic Continuing Hot Streak In Hamburg

Peers/Venus oust third seeds Kubot/Melo

Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic went on a memorable run to the final of the US Open. The Dutch-Croatian duo has not let slip their moment on clay.

The unseeded pair beat reigning Roland Garros champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Hamburg European Open. They also defeated second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the first round, marking wins over two consecutive tandems that competed in the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals.

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Koolhof and Mektic needed just 74 minutes against the home favourites, breaking serve three times to advance. In the last four they will play Croatians Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, who eliminated qualifiers Radu Albot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-4, 6-2. Pavic won the US Open alongside Bruno Soares.

In the top half of the draw, John Peers and Michael Venus ousted third seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-1, 6-2 in 59 minutes. They won 57 per cent of their return points against the Polish-Brazilian team.

Peers and Venus will play veteran tandem Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau for a spot in the final. The Dutch-Romanian pair beat Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Martin 6-3, 7-5.