SONY OPEN TENNIS 2014
Americans Oust Nestor/Zimonjic; Peya/Soares Upset
by ATP Staff|
Two unseeded teams will face off for a place in the Sony Open Tennis doubles final after recording identical one hour, 13-minute victories on Wednesday in Miami.
American wild cards Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock knocked out the sixth-seeded duo of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 7-6(4), while Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah upset No. 2 seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-2, 7-6(4). Peya and Soares had come to Miami from a runner-up finish at the BNP Paribas Open (l. to Bryans).
Harrison and Sock, both 21 years of age, are contesting their third tournament together and reached the semi-finals last month in Delray Beach (l. to Bryans). They defeated Australian Open finalists Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen earlier this week.
Cabal and Farah won the ATP World Tour 500 title last month at the Rio Open in between final appearances in Vina del Mar and Sao Paulo. They also reached the hard-court final in January at the Brisbane International.
The other doubles semi-final will feature last year’s Roland Garros finalists: Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan versus Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut. The top-seeded Bryans are undefeated in 11 matches, while eighth seeds Llodra and Mahut are riding a seven-match winning streak.