Arevalo - Brkic pairing scores upset win to advance to the doubles semi-finals at Astana Open

30.10.2020    Views: 307
Author: Tennis Federation of Kazakhstan

Nur Sultan, October 30 ( Media Release): Scratch pair of Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Tomislav Brkic of Bosnia Herzegovina scored the first upset in the doubles event as they scraped past the third seeded pair of New Zealand's  Marcus Daniell and  Austria's Phillip Oswald 7-6(4), 3-6, 11-9 to enter the doubles semifinals of the ATP 250 Astana Open which is being played at the National Tennis Centre in Nur -Sultan.

In the other quarterfinal matches, top seeded Belgian pair of Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen didn't have to take to the courts today as Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Belarusian Andrei Vasilevski gave them a walk over.

Fourth seeded Ben McLachlan of Japan and Croatian Franko Skugor pulled off a 6-3, 7-6(4) win over Dutchman Sander Arends and  New Zealand's Artem Sitak.

Australian Open Runners up  Max Purcell and Luke Saville  had entered the semi-finals yesterday and they complete the four quarter finalists.

The following is the doubles semi-final line up

[1] Sander Gille (BEL) / Joran  Vliegen (BEL) v/s Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) / Tomislav Brkic (BIH)

[2]  Max Purcell /  Luke Saville (Aus) v/s [4] Ben McLachlan (JPN) / Franko Skugor (CRO)


[1] Sander Gille (BEL) / Joran  Vliegen (BEL) d Jonathan. Erlich (ISR) / Andrei Vasilevski  (BLR) w/o

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) / Tomislav Brkic (BIH) d  [3] Marcus. Daniell (NZL) / Phillip Oswald (AUT) 7-6(4) ,3-6,11-9

[4] Ben McLachlan (JPN) / Franko Skugor (CRO) d  Sander Arends (NED) / Artem Sitak (NZL)  6-3 ,7-6(4)

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