US OPEN 2013
Dodig/Melo Reach US Open SFs
New York, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
Tenth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo will face No. 2 seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares for a place in the US Open final after recording a 7-5, 6-3 win over the 16th-seeded duo of Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot on Wednesday.
Dodig and Melo, who entered the US Open at No. 10 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings, are looking to reach their second straight Grand Slam final. They finished runners-up to Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan at Wimbledon.
They have lost to Peya and Soares in their two previous meetings this year, including last month at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal. The No. 2-ranked tandem went on to claim the title at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament.
Melo and Soares played together for a few seasons and won their fourth title last October in Stockholm. They also teamed up in Davis Cup action for Brazil in February and surprised the Bryans.