Bopanna/Shapovalov Edge Past 2015 Rotterdam Champions
Klaasen/Marach also advance at ATP 500-level tournament
Rohan Bopanna/Denis Shapovalov edged their way into the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament semi-finals on Thursday with a 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 victory over fourth seeds and 2015 champions Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau in 74 minutes. Bopanna/Shapovalov, who reached their first ATP Tour final in June last year at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart (l. to Peers/Soares), await the winners of Henri Kontinen/Jan-Lennard Struff versus Jamie Murray/Ken Skupski.
Elsewhere, Raven Klaasen/Oliver Marach also came through a tight encounter, 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-8, over Felix Auger-Aliassime/Hubert Hurkacz in one hour and 43 minutes. They now challenge second seeds and 2018 champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut, who advanced to the semi-finals when Fabio Fognini, partnering Robin Haase, pulled out with a left leg injury.
Quarter-final action at the Argentina Open saw top seeds Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos break Thiago Monteiro/Fernando Romboli three times for a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 victory. They'll next take on Marcelo Demoliner/Matwe Middelkoop after the fourth seeds dismissed Jaume Munar/Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-4.
Third seeds Sander Gille/Joran Vliegen and Guillermo Duran/Juan Ignacio Londero received walkover wins to set up their semi-final clash. Both doubles semi-finals will take place on Saturday.
At the New York Open, Marcelo Arevalo/Jonny O'Mara battled into the semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-7(6), 10-6 win against Robert Lindstedt/Tennys Sandgren. They'll face Steve Johnson/Reilly Opelka for a spot in Sunday's final. Nicholas Monroe/Jack Sock closed out Thursday's play by easing past Nikola Cacic/Hugo Nys 6-3, 6-4.