Jacopo Berrettini and Matteo Berrettini added another victory to their ATP Tour team debut appearance on Thursday at the Sardegna Open.
The Italian brothers won 82 per cent of their first-serve points (40/49) to beat Treat Huey and Frederik Nielsen 7-6(5), 6-3 in 80 minutes. The wild cards, who survived a Match Tie-break in the first round, will face second seeds Simone Bolelli and Andres Molteni for a spot in the championship match. Bolelli and Molteni charged past Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul 6-0, 6-2.
Federico Coria and Daniel Evans also reached the semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Marco Cecchinato and Stefano Travaglia. Shortly after their win, Coria was forced to withdraw from the tournament with an abdominal strain. As a result of Coria’s withdrawal, Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori advanced to the championship match via walkover.
Arevalo/Middelkoop Advance In Marbella
Marcelo Arevalo and Matwe Middelkoop reached their maiden semi-final as a team at the AnyTech365 Andalucia Open. The third seeds entered their last-eight clash against Santiago Gonzalez and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela with a 0-4 team record in quarter-finals, but they saved all three break points they faced to beat the Mexican pair 6-3, 6-2.
Arevalo and Middelkoop will attempt to advance to their first team final against Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic on Friday. Brkic and Cacic saved a match point to beat second seeds Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald 4-6, 7-6(5), 11-9 on Wednesday.
Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar continued their strong start to the 2021 ATP Tour season. The unseeded duo beat Andre Goransson and Nicholas Monroe 6-4, 7-5 to reach its fourth semi-final of the year. The Delray Beach champions will face Hugo Nys and Tim Puetz for a place in the final. Nys and Puetz defeated Spanish wild cards David Marrero and Adrian Menendez-Maceiras 6-4, 6-0 in 61 minutes.