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Qureshi/Rojer Reach Final; Dimitrov/Nielsen Advance

Doubles 2013

Dimitrov/Nielsen© Getty ImagesGrigor Dimitrov and Frederik Nielsen reached the Miami semi-finals.

Fifth seeds Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer cruised into the Sony Open Tennis final on Thursday, dismissing No. 2 seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-2 in Miami.

Qureshi and Rojer broke serve four times to advance past the Spaniards in just over an hour. The two are through to their second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final, having finished runner-up in Paris last year (l. to Bhupathi/Bopanna).

“Since the beginning of the year, Jules and I have been putting in the hard yards each week. Other than Marseille, we have not both played well at the same moments. We were both up and down a bit. However, we knew that if we kept doing the right things regardless of the results, our time would come,” said Qureshi.

“We managed to dodge a few bullets this week in the first two rounds. And then against Marcel and Marc, we knew that we would have to come out and execute as they are the number two team in the world for a reason. They are a great team. Now we need to back up that win with a good performance in the finals.”

In quarter-final action, Grigor Dimitrov and Frederik Nielsen topped Tommy Haas and Xavier Malisse 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 in 61 minutes. Teaming up for just the second time, Dimitrov and Nielsen will look to join Qureshi and Rojer in Saturday's title match when they play eighth-seeded Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.   

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