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Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo move into the third round of the US Open.

Kubot/Melo Cruise Into Third Round At US Open

Cabal/Farah advance on Saturday

Seconds seeds Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo continued their hot start at the US Open, advancing to the third round on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas/Jozef Kovalik. They’ll face Leonardo Mayer/Joao Sousa for a place in the last eight after they toppled No. 14 seeds Henri Kontinen/John Peers 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4).

Down by a set and a break, top seeds and Wimbledon champions Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah fought back to prevail over Daniel Evans/Cameron Norrie 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open, the Colombian duo became first team to qualify for this year’s Nitto ATP Finals, held at The O2 in London from 9-17 November.

In a battle of experience against youth, Roland Garros champions and No. 12 seeds Kevin Krawietz/Andreas Mies defeated American teenagers Toby Alex Kodat/Martin Damm Jr. 6-2, 7-5. Krawietz/Mies will face Marcelo Arevalo/Jonny O’Mara, who took out sixth seeds Mate Pavic/Bruno Soares 6-4, 7-6(3).

<a href='https://www.atptour.com/en/players/andreas-mies/mj40/overview'>Andreas Mies</a> and <a href='https://www.atptour.com/en/players/kevin-krawietz/kb92/overview'>Kevin Krawietz</a> at the 2019 <a href='https://www.atptour.com/en/tournaments/us-open/560/overview'>US Open</a>

Kodat, 16, and Damm Jr., 15, became the youngest men’s doubles team in the Open Era to win a match in New York with their first-round victory on Friday.

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Jamie Murray pulled off one of the best shots of the tournament in his victory with Neal Skupski. The No. 15 seeds cruised past Ricardas Berankis and Juan Ignacio Londero 6-3, 6-4.

Two other major upsets also took place on Saturday. #NextGenATP duo Miomir Kecmanovic and Casper Ruud held off a mid-match surge from third seeds Raven Klaasen/Michael Venus to prevail 6-4, 0-6, 6-4. Luke Bambridge/Ben McLachlan rounded out the surprises of the day by defeating ninth seeds Nikola Mektic/Franko Skugor 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3.

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