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Bracciali/Melo Cruise Past Americans In Kuala Lumpur

Doubles 2012

Marrero/Verdasco© BEC-TeroDavid Marrero and Fernando Verdasco dismissed Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon for the loss of just one game in Bangkok.

Second seeds Daniele Bracciali and Marcelo Melo hit five aces to beat Americans Brian Baker and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 6-3 in 64 minutes on Tuesday at the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur.

Third seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares converted four of their seven break point opportunities and dropped seven of their service points to oust wild cards Yew-Ming Si and Jimmy Wang 6-2, 6-2 in 53 minutes. They go onto meet Nikolay Davydenko and Dick Norman, who defeated Mikhail Elgin and Denis Istomin 6-3, 6-0 in 51 minutes.

Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins improved to a 27-16 match record on the season after they beat Alejandro Falla and Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-2 in 56 minutes. The Britons are bidding to capture their second ATP World Tour title of the year.

At the Thailand Open in Bangkok, third seeds David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco lost just eight points on serve as they dismissed French pairing Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon 6-0, 6-1 in 40 minutes. The Spaniards improved to a 22-6 match record on the season and are bidding to win their fifth ATP World Tour title of the year.

Serbian/German tandem Janko Tipsarevic and Alexander Waske made their team debut with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Japan’s Tatsuma Ito and Go Soeda in 46 minutes.

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