Kubot/Melo Deny Kyrgios/Zimonjic To Reach SF
Eighth seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo are through to the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals after breezing past tricky wild card duo, Nick Kyrgios and Nedad Zimonjic on Wednesday. The Polish-Brazilian pair posted a 6-1, 6-3 result, breaking four times in the 56-minute outing.
Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram ended the run of Novak Djokovic and Victor Troicki on Wednesday night. The South African-American duo took down the unseeded Serbians 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 in one hour and 12 minutes to secure a showdown with another unseeded pair, Gilles Muller and Sam Querrey.
Djokovic and Troicki had sprung the upset on top seeds and defending champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the second round but were unable to build on their momentum in the quarter-finals after taking the opening set against the No. 5 seeds. Muller and Querrey – runners-up already this season in Brisbane – surprised third seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers in their quarter-final, 6-7(2), 6-3, 10-6.