Zverevs Return To Halle Final
Twelve months ago, Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev fell to top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in front of their home crowd in the Gerry Weber Open final.
On Saturday, they guaranteed themselves a second shot at the Polish-Brazilian duo in the championship match.
The German brothers prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 against second seeded duo Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya after 67 minutes to return to the Halle final. Zverev/Zverev won 56 per cent of second-serve return points and saved four of six break points en route to the final.
Kubot and Melo, bidding to win their tenth team title, advanced to their 14th final as a pairing on Friday, prevailing 12-10 in a Match Tie-break against fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Rajeev Ram.
Defending Champs Murray/Soares Into Queen’s Club Final
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares reached their 14th team tour-level final, beating ATP Doubles Race to London leaders Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-3, 6-7(6), 10-7 at the Fever-Tree Championships.
Murray and Soares, who defeated Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin to lift the trophy in 2017, failed to convert match point at 6/5 in the second-set tie-break before eventually sealing the win after 90 minutes.
The British-Brazilian tandem won 70 per cent of service points and broke serve on two of their four break-point opportunities to set a final meeting with reigning Nitto ATP Finals champions Henri Kontinen and John Peers.
Kontinen and Peers, on a seven-match winning streak in the English capital, defeated British pairing Kyle Edmund and John Peers 7-6(5), 5-7, 10-6 on Friday.