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Struff, Jan-Lennard

27.01.2020 - 09:45 Uhr
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Six titles. 77 victories. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan’s record at Melbourne Park speaks for itself.The American twins’ final Australian Open campaign came to an end on Monday, after falling to a 6-3, 6-4 defeat against fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek in the third round.[ATP APP]Dodig and Polasek won 95 per cent of first-serve points (35/37) to advance after 70 minutes, ending the 41-year-old Bryans’ hopes of a seventh trophy at the opening Grand Slam of the year. The Bryans lifted their sixth title in Melbourne in 2013, beating Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling in the championship match.The six-time champions will retire following the US Open, the scene of their Grand Slam debut in 1995. The Bryans own 16 Grand Slam titles as a pair, an all-time team record in men’s doubles.[LISTEN AO]Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury, the No. 11 seeds, saved seven set points en route to upsetting No. 6 seeds Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 7-6(11). Ram/Salisbury fought back from 3/6 to 6/6 in the second-set tie-break, then saved more set points at 6/7, 7/8, 8/9 and 10/11 before converting on their second match point. This is Ram’s fourth trip to the quarter-finals in Melbourne and the first for Salisbury.Awaiting them in the last eight are Henri Kontinen/Jan-Lennard Struff, who moved past Simone Bolelli/Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-3. The Finnish-German pair grabbed the lone break in each set to advance in one hour and 27 minutes. Kontinen seeks his second title in Melbourne after prevailing in 2017 (w/Peers).

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