10 Out Of 10: Klaasen/McLachlan Reach Santiago Quarter-finals
The top seeds held their nerves under pressure and broke serve on three occasions to reach the quarter-finals after 64 minutes. Klaasen and McLachlan are chasing their second trophy as a team, following their maiden title run as a pair at last year’s bett1HULKS Championship in Cologne.
Chilean wild cards Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera and Alejandro Tabilo upset second seeds Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor 6-3, 6-4. Barrios Vera and Tabilo dropped just four points behind their first serves (27/31) and did not face a break point en route to the quarter-finals.
Chardy/Martin Move Past Mektic/Pavic In Doha
At the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin handed Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic only their second defeat of the year. The Frenchmen overcame the second seeds 6-4, 6-4 to gain revenge for their semi-final loss to Mektic and Pavic at last week’s ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
Mektic and Pavic drop to 17-2 this year. The Croatian duo, who are making their team debut this year, have already collected trophies this season at the Antalya Open, Murray River Open and ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
O’Mara/Qureshi Book Quarter-final Spot In Marseille
Jonny O’Mara and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi won 92 per cent of first-serve points (35/38) to beat Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela and Fernando Romboli 7-6(3), 6-2 at the Open 13 Provence.
The third seeds, who are making their team debut this week, will face Sander Arends and David Pel in the quarter-finals. Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara defeated Petros Tsitsipas and Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 6-1 to book a meeting with top seeds Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski.