Jacopo Berrettini and Matteo Berrettini added yet another victory to their first TBEN team appearance on Thursday at the Sardinian Open.
The Italian brothers won 82% 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 decisive game in the first round, will face second seeds Simone Bolelli and Andres Molteni for a place in the league game. Bolelli and Molteni defeated 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 victory over Marco Cecchinato and Stefano Travaglia. Shortly after their victory, Coria was forced to withdraw from the tournament with abdominal strain. Following Coria’s withdrawal, Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori qualified for the championship game via walkover.
Arevalo / Middelkoop Advance in Marbella
Marcelo Arevalo and Matwe Middelkoop reached their first team semi-final at the AnyTech365 Andalucia Open. The third-seeded started their eighth clash against Santiago Gonzalez and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela with a 0-4 team record in the quarter-finals, but they saved all three break points they had to face for beat Mexican pair 6-3, 6-2.
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Arevalo and Middelkoop will try to advance to their first team final against Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic on Friday. Brkic and Cacic saved one match point to beat second seed 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 TBEN season. The unranked duo beat Andre Goransson and Nicholas Monroe 6-4, 7-5 to reach their 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 beat Spanish wild cards David Marrero and Adrian Menendez-Maceiras 6-4, 6-0 in 61 minutes.