Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares Swoop Into Paris SFs | ATP Tour


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Jamie Murray (serving) and Bruno Soares advance to the semi-finals of the Rolex Paris Masters.


Frenchmen Herbert/Mahut advance

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares continued their strong week at the Rolex Paris Masters Friday, overcoming fifth seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-1, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals in one hour and 33 minutes.

The British-Brazilian tandem advanced to the last four at the final ATP Masters 1000 event of the season in 2019 and will have the chance to go one better this week when they face Tim Puetz and Michael Venus.

The German-New Zealand pair edged Frenchmen Fabrice Martin and Andreas Mies 7-5, 7-5 after one hour and 42 minutes and are yet to drop a set this week. They are aiming to win their second tour-level title of the season as a team, after triumphing in Hamburg.

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Third seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut also booked their spot in the semi-finals with a 6-3, 7-6(3) victory over Benjamin Bonzi and Arthur Rinderknech. The Frenchmen won 82 per cent (27/33) of their first-serve points to advance in 89 minutes.

John Peers and Filip Polasek await in the last four after the sixth seeds advanced when Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen were forced to retire 5-7, 0-3 down.

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