BNP PARIBAS OPEN 2014
Bryans Set Up All-American SFs; Federer/Wawrinka Meet Peya/Soares
Indian Wells, U.S.A.
Unseeded Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey upset third seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 4-6, 7-5 10-8 at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday to set up an all-American semi-final against defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.
Isner and Querrey, who lifted team trophies at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in 2011 and Memphis 2010 (d. Hutchins/Kerr), upset the Croatian-Brazilian pair in 80 minutes.
The top-seeded Bryan twins faced a tough challenge against the all-French team of Nicolas Mahut and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Neither team was broken in the 98-minute contest, won by the Americans 7-6(9), 7-6(3).
The Bryans hope to add a second BNP Paribas Open trophy to their haul of 26 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles.
In the last doubles match on Wednesday, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, who are joining forces for the first time since a 2012 Davis Cup tie to upset reigning US Open champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-7(6), 10-4. The Swiss duo each played fourth-round singles matches before coming together for the victory.
Peya and Soares, the second seeds, secured their semi-final berth on Tuesday evening, edging Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 10-7.