Andres Molteni has won four ATP Tour titles alongside Santiago Gonzalez. This week, the Argentine is pursuing glory with another Gonzalez.
Molteni and Maximo Gonzalez defeated Portugal’s Francisco Cabral and former doubles World No. 1 Jamie Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Gijon Open. They will next play Serbian Nikola Cacic and Monagesque Hugo Nys, who upset second seeds Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-2.
In other Gijon action, Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow eliminated third seeds Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez 6-7(8), 6-4, 10-6.
Italians Thrill Home Fans In Florence
Italians Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori earned the doubles upset of the day Thursday when they ousted second seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic 6-1, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the UniCredit Firenze Open.
Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin also advanced to the semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-1 win against American Maxime Cressy and Australian John-Patrick Smith. Mahut and Roger-Vasselin are pursuing their eighth tour-level crown as a team this week.