Tomic/Sock To Face Nadal/Carreno Busta In Beijing Final
Top two seeds upset in semi-final action
Jack Sock and Bernard Tomic have found a winning combination this week in Beijing, reaching the final of the China Open with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over second seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo on Saturday.
Sock, the 2014 Wimbledon doubles champion, will challenge for his seventh tour-level doubles title, while Tomic will look to win his first in his first final. Sock is the defending champion in Beijing, having lifted the trophy 12 months ago with Vasek Pospisil.
The American/Australian duo will challenge Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Rafael Nadal, who upset top seeds and three-time former champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 7-5, 6-4 in 78 minutes.
Carreno Busta is through to his third doubles final in three events, after runner-up finishes at the US Open (w/ Garcia-Lopez) and last week in Chengdu (w/ Fyrstenberg). The 25 year old won his first doubles crown at the start of the season in Quito with Guillermo Duran.
Nadal, meanwhile, is looking for his 11th doubles title and second of the season, having won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics with Marc Lopez.