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Peya/Soares Race Into Bastad Final

Doubles 2012

Tecau, Lindstedt© SkiStar Swedish OpenTop seeds Horia Tecau and Robert Lindstedt are bidding to win their third straight Bastad title.

Second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares moved swiftly through to the final of the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad Friday with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Adrian Ungur and Filippo Volandri.

Making their partnership debut this week, Peya and Soares capitalised on five of their seven break points to claim victory in just 42 minutes.

In quarter-final action, two-time defending champions Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau beat Colin Ebelthite and Jamie Murray 7-6(5), 6-3. The top seeds are looking to win their third title in 2012, following successes in Bucharest and 's-Hertogenbosch.

A day after holding match point in his singles match before going down to Cedrik-Marcel Stebe at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart, Jeremy Chardy regrouped to reach the doubles semi-finals with Lukasz Kubot. The French/Polish pair defeated Alessandro Motti and Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-3, winning 85 per cent of their second serve points to advance in 56 minutes.

In Newport, Houston finalists Treat Conrad Huey and Dominic Inglot beat wild cards Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt 7-5, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Campbell’s Hall Of Fame Tennis Championships. Huey and Ingot dominated on serve, firing 14 aces en route to taking all 35 of their first serve points.

Second seeds Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins locked up the final semi-final berth, topping Japanese tandem Kei Nishikori and Go Soeda 6-3, 1-6, 10-4. Fleming and Hutchins won one more total point in the 71-minute victory.

Third seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky wrapped up play by winning their semi-final 6-3, 6-4 against the South African alternate pair of Raven Klaasen and Izak Van der Merwe. Gonzalez and Lipsky are seeking their second career team title.

At the ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, two Spanish teams advanced to the final.

Top seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez beat Croats Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-4, 7-5 to set a final clash with No. 3 seeds David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco, who earlier rolled over second-seeded Italian duo Daniele Braccialo and Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-3.

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