OPEN DE NICE COTE D'AZUR
Hanley/Knowle Solid On Serve In Nice
by ATP Staff
Paul Hanley and Julian Knowle dropped 12 points on their serves to defeat fourth seed Juan Sebastian Cabal and Santiago Gonzalez 6-3, 6-2 in one hour at the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur on Thursday.
The Australian-Austrian team converted four of their six break point opportunities and will next Oliver Marach and Filip Polasek in the semi-finals.
Marach and Polasek dismissed wild cards John Isner and Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-0 in just 39 minutes. The Austrian/Slovak pair won 81 per cent of their service points and broke the big-serving Americans five times.
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