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Marrero/Verdasco & Qureshi/Rojer Qualify For Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

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Two teams qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday after BNP Paribas Masters action.

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David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco booked a spot at The O2 in London, from 4-11 November, after Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan beat Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 in the second round, during the evening session.

Qureshi and Rojer moved up to fifth position in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings - overtaking Marrero and Verdasco - after they defeated Julien Benneteau and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Masters.

The Pakistani-Dutch pair, who went 0-3 in round-robin play at the season-ending championships in 2012, booked their spot as a result of Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau beating Marrero and Verdasco 6-7(3), 7-5, 10-8 mid-afternoon.

Mirnyi and Tecau could meet Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky in the Paris semi-finals. Both teams are also battling to clinch the last spot in the English capital.

In other results on Thursday, three London qualifiers Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares, Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo and Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez all reached the quarter-finals. 

Peya and Soares knocked out Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi 7-6(4), 6-7(1), 10-8, Dodig and Melo overcame Jeremy Chardy and Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-2, while reigning Barclays ATP World Tour Finals champions Granollers and Lopez beat Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen.

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