Murray/Soares Sail Into Last Eight In Monte-Carlo
Lopez/Lopez, Bopanna/Cuevas advance on Thursday
The quarter-finals have been locked in for doubles at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters after three teams recorded impressive victories on Thursday.
Third seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares scored a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Tommy Haas and Treat Huey. The British-Brazilian duo didn’t face a break point en route to wrapping up the match in 59 minutes. Next up for them is the wild card pairing of Romain Arneodo and Hugo Nys.
Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez were just as dominant in their 6-4, 6-2 win over Florin Mergea and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. The Spaniards now face fourth seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo for a spot in the semi-finals.
Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas scored the upset of the day with a comeback 6-7(6), 6-4, 10-6 win over fifth seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram. Awaiting them in the quarter-finals are top seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers.
All quarter-final matches in Monte-Carlo will take place on Friday.