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Baghdatis-Youzhny Upset Erlich-Ram In Zagreb Semis

Doubles 2012

Mahut, Roger-Vasselin© Open Sud de FranceMahut and Roger-Vasselin reached their first ATP World Tour final in Montpellier Saturday.

Marcos Baghdatis and Mikhail Youzhny upset No. 2 seeds Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 6-2, 6-4 in the PBZ Zagreb Indoors semi-finals on Saturday.

Baghdatis and Youzhny saved all five break points against their serves, and broke the Israeli pair three times to advance to the final in one hour and four minutes. The Cypriot and Russian will face wild cards Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic for the title.

The Croatians beat Ivo Karlovic and Frank Moser 6-3, 6-7(5), 10-4, firing 10 aces and winning 78 per cent of their service points in the one-hour and 27-minute victory.

Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin dismissed Treat Conrad Huey and Ken Skupski 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Open Sud de France final in Montpellier.

Mahut and Roger-Vasselin won 84 per cent of their service points and broke their opponents twice in each set to advance in just 48 minutes.

The Frenchmen will appear in their first ATP World Tour final together, having won four titles on the ATP Challenger Tour. Mahut has captured three doubles titles in eight tour-level finals, while Roger-Vasselin will make his title match debut.

At the VTR Open, Frederico Gil and Daniel Gimeno-Traver advanced to the final with a 7-6(4), 3-6, 10-3 win over Santiago Giraldo and Maximo Gonzalez in Vina del Mar.

After dropping the second set, the Portuguese-Spanish tandem dominated the Match Tie-break to claim victory in one hour and 40 minutes. Gil and Gimeno-Traver are each looking to win their first ATP World Tour title.

In the final they will face fourth seeds Pablo Andujar and Carlos Berlocq, who defeated Joao Souza and Horacio Zeballos 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 in 89 minutes. Berlocq had earlier reached the singles final, and will challenge for his second ATP World Tour doubles title. The 26-year-old Andujar is through to his second doubles final after finishing runner-up at the Brasil Open last year (w/ Gimeno-Traver).

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