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Spaniards, Dodig/Melo Reach US Open Semis

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Doubles© Getty ImagesMarc Lopez and Marcel Granollers are through to their second Grand Slam semi-final of the season.

Spaniards Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers reached their second Grand Slam semi-final of the season Wednesday as they upset second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 7-6(3), 6-4 at the US Open in New York.

The Spaniards are bidding to win their first Grand Slam championship together. They came close at Roland Garros earlier this season, finishing runners-up to Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in their first major final. 

Granollers and Lopez came into the US Open just outside the qualification spots for the year-end Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, where they were the champions in 2012. They are currently ninth in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings.

The 11th seeds had also upset defending champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in the third round at Flushing Meadows. They broke Peya and Soares in the final game of the match – a Granollers forehand splitting the net-stranded pair – to claim victory in one hour and 41 minutes.

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For a place in the final, Granollers and Lopez will face fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, who fought from a set down to beat Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in just under two hours.

Dodig and Melo are through to the US Open semi-finals for the second year in a row; last year they lost out to Peya and Soares. The Croatian/Brazilian duo reached their first major final at Wimbledon last year, finishing runners-up against Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

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