Hans Hach Verdugo and John Isner fought hard for a place in the Mifel Open quarter-finals on Tuesday. The Venezuelan/American team knocked out third seeds Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Divij Sharan 7-6(3), 7-5, having saved two set points at 4-5, 30/40 in the second set.
Hunter Reese and Sem Verbeek also caused an upset after they recovered from 4/6 down in the Match Tie-break to defeat top-seeded Britons Luke Bambridge and Ken Skupski 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 10-8.
They now face Treat Huey and Steve Johnson, who came back from a 3/6 deficit in the Match Tie-break to knock out Frenchmen Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 11-9.
Americans Taylor Fritz and Nicholas Monroe won six of the first seven points in the Match Tie-break before a tense finale in a 1-6, 6-4, 10-8 win over N.Sriram Balaji and Luca Margaroli.
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Second Seeds Beaten In Gstaad Opener
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