Cuevas/Zeballos Save 1 M.P. In Indian Wells
Bryans cruise into quarter-finals
Pablo Cuevas and Horacio Zeballos clinched a thrilling Match Tie-break second-round victory over fifth seeds and 2016 champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut on Tuesday at the BNP Paribas Open. Cuevas and Zeballos saved one match point at 9/10 in the tense tie-break for a 7-6(5), 3-6, 13/11 win in one hour and 38 minutes. The duo will now prepare for a quarter-final against big servers Gilles Muller and Sam Querrey.
Two-time former champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan continued their bid for a third BNP Paribas Open crown by beating Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and David Marrero 6-2, 6-3 in 57 minutes. The American twins, now 39-16 lifetime in Indian Wells where they picked up titles in 2013 (d. Huey/Janowicz) and 2014 (d. Peya/Soares), won four of the first five games in the first set and then recovered from a 0-2 deficit in the second set. The seventh seeds will next challenge Marcus Daniell and Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals.