Krajicek/Ram Deny Philippoussis' Bid For 100th Win
Americans defeat wild cards Ryan Harrison & Mark Philippoussis
Former Newport singles champion Mark Philippoussis will have to wait to obtain his 100th career doubles win.
The 38-year-old Australian and partner Ryan Harrison were defeated 6-4, 6-3 by second seeds Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Philippoussis had stepped out of retirement this week and teamed up with Harrison on Tuesday to record his first tour-level match win since the 2006 Newport singles final.
Krajicek and Ram saved the only break point faced while converting on three of five break opportunities. The winners will face third seeds Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jonanthan Marray in the semis.
Nicholas Monroe and Mate Pavic are through to the semi-finals after downing Johan Brunstrom and Marcelo Demoliner 6-3, 3-6, 10-6. Both teams went one-for-two on break point opportunities, but Monroe and Pavic emerged with the win after taking 58 points to their opponents’ 52. They will face Fabrice Martin and Purav Raja in the next round.