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Peya/Soares Stop Federer/Wawrinka To Reach Final

Indian Wells, U.S.A.

Peya, Soares© Getty ImagesAlexander Peya and Bruno Soares faced Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the semi-finals.

Second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares ended Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka’s doubles run at the BNP Paribas Open, defeating the Swiss duo 6-4, 6-1 on Friday afternoon in Indian Wells to set up a 1-2 final with top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

The Austrian-Brazilian duo broke Federer’s serve to clinch the opening set and won six straight games to close the semi-final match. 

Peya and Soares were finalists in January in Doha and Auckland, and will look to win their ninth title overall and second at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. They won their first last August in Montreal (d. Fleming/A. Murray), in between losses to the Bryans in the Masters 1000 finals at Madrid and Paris.

Peya and Soares’s lone victory against the Bryans came in last year’s Valencia final, a match they won 13-11 in the Match Tie-break.

Federer and Wawrinka had been looking to reach the Indian Wells final for a second time, following their runner-up finish to Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse in 2011.  Federer, a four-time singles champion at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, will face Dolgopolov in the semi-finals Saturday.

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