Etcheverry/Tseng upset Wimbledon champion Ebden/Purcell
Miomir Kecmanovic took two quarter-final victories at the Abierto de Tenis Mifel on Thursday, following his singles win with a doubles win alongside American William Blumberg.
Blumberg and Kecmanovic fought back from a set-down to beat Andre Goransson and Ben McLachlan 1-6, 7-5, 10-4. The American-Serbian couple also won a Match Tie-break in their opening round against Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow.
Blumberg, a former North Carolina Tar Heel, is looking for his second touring-level title in as many months after winning the title in Newport in July with Steve Johnson. He also won the Newport title with Jack Sock in 2021 to claim his first tour-level trophy.
Kecmanovic is one win away from his first tour-level doubles final. The singles World No. 38 is also gearing up to take on World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev in the Los Cabos singles semifinals on Friday. He and Blumberg will face Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni in the doubles semifinals on Friday.
Tomas Martin Etcheverry and Chun-Hsin Tseng also continued on Thursday, taking a 7-6(3), 6-3 upset win against second seed and reigning Wimbledon champions Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell.
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Match points saved in Rainy Washington
In the only doubles match to end at the Citi Open on Thursday, Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop saved two match points in a 7-6(10), 4-6, 12-10 win against Colombians Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal. The Indisch=Dutch duo trailed 8/9 and 9/10 in the Match Tie-break but won the last three points to advance.
John Peers and Daniel Evans claimed a 7-5 opening set against fourth seed Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek before rain suspended play, while Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock saw their match-up with Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin postpone.