Bryans Lead Seeds Into Wimbledon QFs
Wimbledon, Great Britain
by ATP Staff|
The top-seeded American twins, who are chasing their team’s 99th title and fourth at Wimbledon, defeated Juan Sebastian Cabal and Marcin Matkowski 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(5). They will next play ninth seeds Julian Knowle and Marcelo Melo, who knocked out Australians Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-3.
Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares, the No. 2 seeds, prevailed against No. 14 seeds Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3. The two tandems had faced off for the Queen’s Club title two weeks ago, with Peya and Soares also winning that encounter.
Meanwhile, fourth seeds Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin set a quarter-final showdown with fellow Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut. Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin rallied past Australian Open finalists Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-3, while the 12th-seeded Llodra and Mahut ousted sixth seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 7-6(2), 7-5, 7-5.
Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin won the Roland Garros title last month. Llodra and Mahut came up just short of winning the clay-court major last year, with defeat to the Bryans in the final.
In second-round matches, Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock completed a 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win over eighth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau, the No. 11 seeds, beat Feliciano Lopez and Jurgen Melzer 7-6(3), 6-3, 7-6(8).