Rojer/Tecau Reach Fifth Straight Cincy QF

18 August 2018 12:46
.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau beat Americans Sam Querrey and Rajeev Ram 6-3, 6-3 on Friday to reach the Western & Southern Open quarter-finals for the fifth consecutive year. The sixth seeds, who advanced to the final at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event two years ago, have not taken long to get back on track after Tecau missed nearly four months due to injury. This is just their second tournament since the Romanian’s return, and they broke Querrey/Ram four times to move on after 56 minutes. Rojer and Tecau will next face Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, who beat Wimbledon champions Mike Bryan and Jack Sock in 52 minutes on Wednesday. The Spaniards have won three tour-level titles together, including one in Barcelona earlier this year. Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya, the fourth-placed team in the ATP Doubles Race To London, upset top seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 7-6(3), 6-2. Marach and Pavic are the only team to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November. Mektic and Peya, who became partners this season, have now beaten Marach and Pavic in both of their FedEx ATP Head2Head matches this year, also defeating them in straight sets in Acapulco. The Croatian-Austrian duo next faces seventh seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. In the only other doubles match on Friday, third seeds and Toronto champions Henri Kontinen and John Peers saved one match point to beat Ivan Dodig and Robin Haase 4-6, 7-6(7), 12-10. They advance to a quarter-final clash against Philipp Kohlschreiber and Fernando Verdasco. . read full article

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