Hans Hach Verdugo and John Isner Take Out Top Seeds In Acapulco QFs | ATP Tour

Hans Hach Verdugo and John Isner win a second straight Match Tie-break in Acapulco.

Puetz/Venus win Match Tie-break to reach Dubai SFs

Home favourite Hans Hach Verdugo and American John Isner won a second straight Match Tie-break to upset the top seeds in the Acapulco quarter-finals on Thursday.

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.

Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara also advanced to the semis via a Match Tie-break, knocking out third seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

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.

They’ll face Austin Krajicek and Edouard Roger-Vasselin next, after the American/French duo beat Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski, 6-4, 7-6(0).

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

Second seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Andre Goransson needed an extra frame to edge France’s Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul, 6-4, 6-7(4), 11-9.

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