Herbert/Mahut Reach QFs In ’s-Hertogenbosch
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas advanced to their second quarter-final of the season Thursday, moving past Gijs Brouwer and Tim Van Rijthoven 7-6(7), 6-4 at the Libema Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
The top seeds, who lifted the trophy in Montpellier in February, saved two set points in the first-set tie-break before sealing victory after 86 minutes at the ATP 250 grass-court event.
The Frenchmen will next play Raven Klaasen and Marcelo Melo after the South African-Brazilian team downed Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 7-6(13), 6-4. Prior to this week, Klaasen and Melo last teamed in 2015, winning titles in Tokyo and Shanghai.
Medvedev Begins Grass Swing With Win In ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Mackenzie McDonald and Botic van de Zandschulp overcame Americans Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul 6-3, 4-6, 10-7. McDonald and van de Zandschulp are teaming for the second time, having reached the semi-finals in Doha in February.
They will next meet Julio Peralta and David Vega Hernandez or second seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski. Koolhof and Skupski have captured a Tour-leading four titles this season.
Fourth seeds Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell also advanced, edging Alex de Minaur and Luke Saville 6-4, 6-7(3), 10-7 in an-all Australian clash. They will next face Hugo Nys and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Puetz/Venus March On In Stuttgart
Tim Puetz and Michael Venus advanced to the semi-finals at the BOSS OPEN in Stuttgart, downing Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi and Arthur Rinderknech 7-6(6), 3-6, 10-7.
The German-New Zealand tandem won the title in Dubai earlier this season and arrived at the ATP 250 grass-court tournament off the back of a run to the third round at Roland Garros.