Murray/Skupski March On In Cincinnati
Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski scored the doubles upset of the day on Wednesday at the Western & Southern Open, breaking serve five times to reach the quarter-finals over fifth seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-3.
Third seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus advanced to the last eight by defeating Austin Krajicek and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 6-4. Venus reached the semi-finals at this event in 2017 (w/Harrison). Filip Polasek and Ivan Dodig also moved on with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over eighth seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.
In first-round doubles action, Marcelo Demoliner and Daniil Medvedev defeated Coupe Rogers finalists Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof 7-5, 1-6, 10-6. Demoliner/Medvedev will next play sixth seeds Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares. Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov beat Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 7-6(6), 7-5, setting up a meeting with top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.