One month ago, Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov won their first ATP Tour title in Belgrade. Now the twins are two victories from claiming their second trophy at the same facility.
The Croatian wild cards beat Federico Delbonis and Artem Sitak 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Belgrade Open. The Sabanov brothers have not lost a set in five of their six matches at the Novak Tennis Center.
They will next play Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski, who advanced on Tuesday. On the other half of the draw, Britons Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot eliminated fourth seeds Marcelo Demoliner and Santiago Gonzalez 6-4, 6-4. They will face Swede Andre Goransson and Brazilian Rafael Matos for a spot in the championship match.
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Top Seeds Advance In Parma
Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen advanced to the quarter-finals of the Emilia-Romagna Open on Wednesday with a 7-6(5), 6-4 triumph against Francesco Passaro and Stefanos Travaglia of Italy. The top seeds are pursuing their sixth ATP Tour title as a team and their second crown of the season (Singapore).
Also moving on in the Parma doubles draw were 2020 Australian Open finalists Max Purcell and Luke Saville, who beat home favourites Marco Cecchinato and Andreas Seppi 7-6(5), 6-4.
In other action, two of the top three seeds were upset. Oliver Marach and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi ousted second seeds Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan 6-3, 6-4, and Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez beat third seeds Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald 6-2, 6-4.