Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop March On In Rotterdam | ATP Tour

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Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop defeat Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen on Friday in Rotterdam.

Gonzalez/Molteni reach final in Buenos Aires

Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop continued their title pursuit at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on Friday, downing Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam.

The Dutch pair had never been beyond the last eight at the ATP 500 event in three previous appearances together. However, they ensured they changed this record with a strong performance against Gille and Vliegen.

Haase and Middelkoop fired five aces and won 81 per cent (25/31) of their first-serve points to advance after 77 minutes. They will next play Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Martin after the third seeds received a walkover from Alexander Bublik and Aslan Karatsev.

Gonzalez/Molteni Edge Through In Buenos Aires
Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni extended their winning run to seven matches on Friday at the Argentina Open, overcoming fourth seeds Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic 7-5, 4-6, 10-6.

The Mexican-Argentine tandem lifted the trophy at the Cordoba Open last week and edged closer to another title in Buenos Aires with a hard-fought one-hour and 36-minute victory against Brkic and Cacic to advance to the final.

They will next meet second seeds Fabio Fognini and Horacio Zeballos or third seeds Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar.

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