Lindstedt/Struff Move Into Metz Final
Robert Lindstedt and Jan-Lennard Struff scored their second upset of the week at the Moselle Open in Metz, advancing to the doubles final on Friday with a 6-4, 7-6(2) victory over fourth seeds Santiago Gonzalez/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.
The unseeded pair only lost five points on serve in the second set (28/33) en route to prevailing in one hour and 26 minutes. Lindstedt seeks his first ATP Tour doubles title of the season, while Struff started his year with a title in Auckland alongside Ben McLachlan (d. Klaasen/Venus).
At the St. Petersburg Open, Italian duo Matteo Berrettini/Simone Bolelli reached the final over second seeds Sander Gille/Joran Vliegen 7-5, 7-5. Berrettini/Bolelli scored the lone breaks of the match at 5-5 in each set. Bolelli is aiming for his first ATP Tour doubles title since prevailing in 2016 Dubai with Andreas Seppi (d. Lopez/Lopez), while Berrettini's last doubles crown came here last year with Fabio Fognini (d. Jebavy/Middelkoop).