Unseeded duo Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic are one victory away from their second ATP Tour title of the season after closing out another upset at the AnyTech365 Andalucia Open on Friday.
After fighting past the second seeds Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald in a 4-6, 7-6(5), 11-9 nailbiter to reach the semi-finals, they found themselves up against another top team in Marbella. Brkic and Cacic took down third seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Matwe Middelkoop 6-4, 6-4 to reach the championship match.
The Bosnian-Serbian duo won its first ATP Tour title as a team earlier in the season at the Argentina Open. The victory also made Brkic the first player representing Bosnia and Herzegovina to win a tour-level doubles title.
Bolelli/Molteni Reach Cagliari Final
Second seeds Simone Bolelli and Andres Molteni are through to the final at the Sardegna Open after taking down Italian brothers Jacopo Berrettini and Matteo Berrettini on Friday.
Contesting their first tournament of the year together in Cagliari, Bolelli and Molteni needed a Match Tie-break to take down the Berrettini brothers 6-3, 4-6, 10-3. The Italian and Argentine pair dropped serve only once across an hour and 33 minutes on Campo 14.
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The victory sent Bolleli and Molteni into their first ATP Tour final together since 2019 Moscow. Earlier in the season, Bolleli won the Chile Dove Men+Care Open in Santiago with Maximo Gonzalez, while Molteni has previously reached two semi-finals (Delray Beach and Cordoba) with different partners.
They will face Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori in the championship match. The Italian duo advanced with a walkover after Daniel Evans and Federico Coria (abdominal strain) were forced to withdraw. Sonego and Vavassori began their Cagliari campaign with an upset over top seeds Marcelo Melo and Jean-Julien Rojer in the first round.