Gille/Vliegen Sweep Into Singapore Doubles Final
Ebden/Smith win through to semi-finals
Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen advanced to their sixth ATP Tour doubles team final (4-1 record) on Friday at the Singapore Tennis Open. The top seeds knocked out third-seeded Britons Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot 6-4, 6-4.
Gilles and Vliegen, who captured the Astana Open crown (d. Purcell/Saville) in November last year, have yet to drop a set in three matches at the ATP 250 event this week.
Matthew Ebden, who lost to Alexei Popyrin in the singles quarter-finals on Friday, returned to the court to join forces with fellow Australian John-Patrick Smith to beat Americans Robert Galloway and Alex Lawson 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 for a place in the semi-finals.