Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic recorded their 14th win in 15 matches this year on Friday for a place in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament semi-finals. The second seeds knocked out Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 in 69 minutes.
Mektic and Pavic will now play Frenchman Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin at the Rotterdam Ahoy. The Croatians started 2021 by lifting two ATP Tour trophies at the Antalya Open (d. Dodig/Polasek) and the Murray River Open (d. Chardy/Martin), prior to a run to the Australian Open final (l. to Dodig/Polasek).
Henri Kontinen and Edouard Roger-Vasselin take on Greek wild cards Petros Tsitsipas and Stefanos Tsitsipas later on Friday for the right to play Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau in the semi-finals.