Granollers/Zeballos Soar; Dodig/Krajicek Save 5 MPs

  • Posted: May 31, 2022

Granollers/Zeballos Soar; Dodig/Krajicek Save 5 MPs

Dodig/Krajicek have won past eight matches

Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros for the first time together on Tuesday, overcoming sixth seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The Spanish-Argentine pair has won six tour-level titles as a team, including four ATP Masters 1000 crowns. However, they are searching for a maiden Grand Slam trophy in Paris this week.

In a hard-fought performance, the fourth seeds converted both break points they had to advance after one hour and 55 minutes. Koolhof and Skupski have been the standout pair on the ATP Tour in 2022. They have won a Tour-leading four titles this season and are currently No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Teams Rankings.

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Granollers and Zeballos will next play Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek. The Croatian-American tandem came back from the brink, edging Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 3-6, 7-6(9), 7-6(10).

Dodig and Krajicek saved one match point in the second set and then a further four match points in the decider to upset the top seeds in two hours and 36 minutes.

The unseeded tandem are competing together for the fourth time this season and arrived in Paris in form. They captured the trophy in Lyon earlier this month and have now won their past eight matches.

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