At the Serbia Open, wild cards Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov are one win away from the ATP 250 title. The twins ended Matteo Berrettini and Andrea Vavassori’s run 7-6(9), 6-3 in the semi-finals on Friday.
The Croatians saved two set points in the tie-break before running away with the match to book a place in their first ATP Tour final. They’re tied at No. 169 in the FedEx ATP rankings, and had a 1-3 ATP Tour record going into this week in Belgrade.
In the other semi-finals, Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar topped Nikola Cacic and Tomislav Brkic 6-3, 6-4. Behar and Escobar are seeking their third title of 2021, having won in Delray Beach and Marbella. The Serbia Open doubles champions will be decided on Saturday at 3 pm, followed by the singles semi-finals.
Top Seeds Advance in Barcelona
The top-seeded team of Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal secured a place in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell final with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin.
Farah and Cabal have yet to drop a set. They’ll get a day off while the second semi-final is played on Saturday between Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury and Kevin Krawietz/Horia Tecau.