Austrians Erler/Miedler Make Robust Shanghai Begin | ATP Tour


Austrians Lucas Miedler and Alexander Erler gained all six of their break factors within the Shanghai opening spherical.

Seeds Gonzalez/Molteni, Granollers/Zeballos additionally advance

Unseeded Austrians Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler defeated French singles stars Ugo Humbert and Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-2 to make a successful begin to their Rolex Shanghai Masters marketing campaign on Friday.

Erler/Miedler have been an ideal six-for-six on break possibilities within the 57-minute match, whereas saving two of the 4 break factors in opposition to them. The Austrians gained greater than 50 per cent of their return factors in opposition to each first and second serve.

Erler/Miedler are in fifteenth place within the Pepperstone ATP Reside Doubles Groups Rankings however may make up vital floor on the highest eight with a deep run in Shanghai.

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Fifth-seeded Argentines Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni — comfortably inside the highest eight at fourth place of their quest to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin — additionally notched a gap win on Friday with a 6-4,  6-4 outcome in opposition to Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski.

Seventh seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos scored a 7-6(5), 7-6(3) win in opposition to Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, with each groups breaking twice within the match. The victorious Spanish-Argentine duo is in sixth place within the Pepperstone ATP Reside Doubles Groups Rankings.

Rounding out Friday’s doubles motion in Shanghai, wild playing cards Gonzalo Escobar and Aleksandr Nedovyesov beat Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara 6-4, 6-4.

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