Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan made it through to their second semi-final of the year on Thursday at the Millennium Estoril Open.
The second seeds claimed 75 per cent of their first-serve points and won six of the final seven points of their quarter-final to defeat Nicholas Monroe and Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-6. Klaasen and McLachlan, who also reached the Santiago semi-finals last month, are aiming to capture their second tour-level team trophy this week.
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The 2020 bett1HULKS Championship winners will meet Hugo Nys and Tim Puetz for a place in the final. Nys and Puetz defeated Marcelo Demoliner and Santiago Gonzalez 7-6(3), 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the final four.
Koolhof/Krawietz Advance To Munich Final
Wesley Koolhof and Kevin Krawietz earned their second straight-sets win of the week on Thursday at the BMW Open in Munich.
The Dutch-German tandem needed just 66 minutes to beat Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court. Following their quarter-final win, Koolhof and Krawietz were handed a place in the championship match after the withdrawal of Yannick Hanfmann and Dominik Koepfer. Hanfmann was forced to withdraw from both the singles and doubles competitions due to a neck injury.
Koolhof and Krawietz will face third seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen or German wild cards Dustin Brown and Peter Gojowczyk for the trophy. Brown and Gojowczyk earned their place in the semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-2 win against second seeds John Peers and Luke Saville.