Puetz/Venus win Match Tie-break to reach Dubai SFs
The Mexican/American pairing upset Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, 5-7, 6-3, 10-5, to reach the last four at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC. In the opening round, they saved a match point to edge Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk and Oscar Otte, 16-14 in a Match-Tiebreak.
Fourth seeds Putz/Venus survive in Dubai
Tim Puetz and Michael Venus also got through some late drama as they booked a semi-final spot at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. The German/Aussie pairing scored a 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 win against Andrey Golubev and Fabrice Martin.
Strong work from Santiago seeds
Both seeded teams in action at the Chile Dove+Men Care Open walked away as winners following a pair of close calls. In an all-Brazilian matchup, top seeds Rafael Matos and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves were 7-6(2), 7-5 winners over Orlando Luz and Thiago Monteiro.