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Horia Tecau and Jean-Julien Rojer reach the semi-finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

Rojer/Tecau Reach Rotterdam SFs

French duo Herbert/Mahut also successful on Wednesday 

Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau took just 49 minutes to reach the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament semi-finals, on Wednesday, with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop.

The fourth seeds, bidding for a second title in Rotterdam after success in 2015, secured 80 per cent of points behind their first serves and won 20 of the 41 points contested in their Dutch opponents’ service games to dominate the match. Rojer and Tecau won seven successive games from 1-1 in the first set to take a firm hold of the match and looked comfortable throughout as they notched their 13th win in 16 matches as a team in Rotterdam.

Third seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut reached the quarter-finals in Rotterdam after beating Marcin Matkowski and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-4, 6-4. The French duo faced only one break point in the 69-minute clash, which they saved, before moving into a last eight meeting against Karen Khachanov and compatriot Lucas Pouille.

Did You Know?
Rojer and Tecau are the only team remaining in the draw to have previously won the title. Former champions Ivan Dodig (2017) and Nicolas Mahut (2014, 2016) both won their titles in Rotterdam while competing with different partners.