Murray/Skupski Survive Stern Test In Rotterdam
Jamie Murray/Neal Skupski were pushed to the limit on Tuesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, but reached the quarter-finals in Rotterdam with a 7-6(4), 5-7, 10-7 win over Jurgen Melzer/Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Rohan Bopanna/Denis Shapovalov prevailed in a tight 7-6(0), 6-7(5), 10-8 battle against John Peers/Michael Venus. Bopanna/Shapovalov couldn’t convert a match point at 5-4 in the second set, but regrouped to win the last three points of the Match Tie-break. Awaiting them in the last eight are fourth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau.
At the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, top seeds Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos converted their fifth match point to move past Ariel Behar/Gonzalo Escobar 7-6(3), 7-5. Third seeds Sander Gille/Joran Vliegen rallied to defeat Andrea Collarini/Federico Coria 4-6, 6-1, 10-2. Jaume Munar/Casper Ruud also reached the quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Facundo Bagnis/Federico Delbonis.
Doubles action at the New York Open saw Steve Johnson/Reilly Opelka outlast Ugo Humbert/Jackson Withrow 6-4, 2-6, 10-8. Nicholas Monroe/Jack Sock scored the lone break of the match in the final game of their 7-6(4), 7-5 upset over fourth seeds Luke Bambridge/Ben McLachlan. Robert Lindstedt/Tennys Sandgren rounded out the first-round matches on Tuesday. by powering past Shawn Jackson/Ostap Kovalenko 6-1, 6-0 in 52 minutes.