Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin Reach Miami QFs
Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin continued their impressive season on Monday when they moved past Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals at the Miami Open presented by Itau.
In a dominant serving performance, the Mexican-French team won 92 per cent (33/36) of points behind their first delivery and did not face a break point to advance after 69 minutes.
Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin now hold a 13-6 record as a team this season, highlighted by their run to the title in Marseille and the semi-finals in Indian Wells. They will continue the quest for their second trophy of the year against top seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski or Mackenzie McDonald and Botic van de Zandschulp.
Fifth seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara also advanced, moving past Alexander Bublik and Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-2. The British-Finnish pair, who are now 15-4 on the year, will next meet Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow.
Glasspool and Heliovaara have won three tour-level titles as a team but are seeking their maiden ATP Masters 1000 crown in South Florida.
Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni swept into their sixth quarter-final of the season, clawing past Marcelo Melo and John Peers 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-6 in one hour and 53 minutes. They will next play Austin Krajicek and Nicolas Mahut.