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Mischa Zverev, left, and Alexander Zverev will meet Brian Baker and Alexander Peya in the second round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.
Zverev Brothers Cruise In Home Opener
Germans advance in straight sets
Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev won an all-German doubles battle on Monday at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, dismissing wild cards Florian Mayer and Philipp Petzschner 6-4, 6-1.
The Zverev brothers rolled in the opener, winning 80 per cent of their service points and saving the lone break point they faced. They will meet Brian Baker of the U.S. and Alexander Peya of Austria in the quarter-finals.
Baker/Peya knocked off fourth seeds and Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell champions Florin Mergea of Romania and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-8.
Top Seeds Advance In London
At the Aegon Championships in London, top seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers escaped a tight opener against Americans John Isner and Steve Johnson 7-6(10), 7-6(6).
The qualifying team of Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil advanced when second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert retired down 4-6, 5-3 because Herbert was experiencing back pain. The French team of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin prevailed past Canadians Daniel Nestor and Milos Raonic 6-2, 7-6(3).
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