ATP WORLD TOUR 2012 - WEEK 39
Lu/Udomchoke Edge Into Bangkok Final
by ATP Staff
Wild cards Yen-Hsun Lu and Danai Udomchoke will play fourth seeds Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley on Sunday in the Thailand Open final in Bangkok.
Lu and Udomchoke battled back from a 3-5 deficit in the second set tie-break to beat Thai twins and fellow wild cards Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 10-7 in one hour and 46 minutes.
Udomchoke will be contesting his first ATP World Tour final, while Lu has a 1-2 record in doubles finals. He won his only ATP World Tour title at the 2005 Aircel Chennai Open with Rainer Schuettler.
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At the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, third seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares will face Britons Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins in the title match.
Peya and Soares saved all six break points they faced to beat Daniele Bracciali and Marcelo Melo 7-6(6), 6-1 in 85 minutes and reach their second ATP World Tour final of the year. They were runners up at the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad in July.
Peya has a 2-8 record in finals. With Oliver Marach he won the Heineken Open title in January. Soares, who won the Brasil Open 2012 crown with Eric Butorac in February, is 6-9 in title matches.