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Mirnyi/Tecau Through To Sydney Semis

Doubles 2013

Fourth seeds Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau claimed a semi-final berth at the Apia International Sydney with a victory over Mahesh Bhupathi and Daniel Nestor 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and five minutes.

The Belarusian/Romanian team saved all seven break points and won 83 per cent of first serve points.

The fouth seeds will next meet Spanish pair David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco.

In Auckland, top seeds Colin Fleming and Bruno Soares cruised through their quarter-final against Benjamin Becker and Jurgen Melzer, winning 6-3, 6-4 in 55 minutes.

Fleming/Soares saved eight of nine break points booked a clash against third seeds Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek.

In the bottom half of the draw, Frantisek Cermak and Michal Mertinak advanced after Xavier Malisse and Frank Moser retired from their quarter-final match.

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