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Dominic Inglot and Jonathan Erlich save five of the seven break points they face to defeat Henri Kontinen and Ben McLachlan in Sofia.

Erlich/Inglot Defeat Top Seeds Kontinen/McLachlan in Sofia

Second seeds avoid upset

Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Great Britain's Dominic Inglot upset top seeds Henri Kontinen and Ben McLachlan 4-6, 7-6(4), 10-6 on Wednesday to reach the second round of the Sofia Open.

Erlich and Inglot were effective on serve, winning 74 per cent of their first-serve points to advance after one hour and 41 minutes.

Second seeds Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic, this year's Buenos Aires champions, avoided another upset by reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-7(2), 10-7 victory against Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov.

Brkic and Cacic saved eight of the nine break points they faced and broke twice to move on in Bulgaria. Australians Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith, the fourth-seeds, also advanced following a 7-6(4), 7-6(2) win over Sweden's Andre Goransson and Monaco's Hugo Nys.

Peers/Polasek Save Match Points In San Diego
At the San Diego Open, third seeds John Peers and Filip Polasek narrowly edged past Hubert Hurkacz and Marcelo Melo to reach the quarter-finals. The Australian-Slovak duo saved two match points to prevail 7-6(12), 4-6, 13-11 in an hour and 44 minutes.

They next meet Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul, after the Americans won 72 per cent of first-serve points and 69 per cent on second serves in a 6-4, 6-3 win over New Zealanders Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus. Marcelo Arevalo and Federico Delbonis upset second seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 6-3, 6-3 to set a quarter-final clash against Austin Krajicek and Andreas Mies.