Glasspool/Heliovaara Gain Revenge, Race Into Dubai Final

Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara are firing on all cylinders at the 2023 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

The British-Finnish duo, who haven’t dropped a set this week, didn’t face a break point en route to ousting top seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic 6-4, 6-2 in Friday’s semi-final at the ATP 500.

In 2022, Glasspool and Heliovaara completed a career-best season and made the final four at the coveted Nitto ATP Finals. However, there was one team they couldn’t get past: Croatians Mektic and Pavic, who were a perfect 3-0 against Glasspool and Heliovaara including wins in Turin, at Queen’s Club, and a five-set victory at Wimbledon.

Three-time tour titlists Glasspool and Heliovaara will next look to collect their second crown of this season (Adelaide 1). The third seeds will face Maxime Cressy and Fabrice Martin or Belgian duo Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen in Saturday’s championship match.


Lammons/Withrow Save MP To Reach Acapulco Final
In a dramatic semi-final Friday at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow defeated Ben McLachlan and Andre Goransson on their fifth match point — but not before saving a match point against them at 9/10 in a Match Tie-break.

Lammons/Withrow earned a 7-5, 6-7(2), 13-11 victory to book their place in the Acapulco final against Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler. The Austrians also won a Match Tie-break to upset top seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski 6-4, 4-6, 10-4.

Seyboth Wild/Soto Progress To Santiago Final
Thiago Seyboth Wild and Matias Soto defeated Spaniards Jaume Munar and Pedro Martinez 6-1, 6-7(5), 10-8 on Friday to reach the doubles final at the Movistar Chile Open.

The Brazilian/Chilean team will face Andrea Pellegrino and Andrea Vavassori in Saturday’s final after the Italians received a semi-final walkover from Chileans Tomas Barrios Vera and Alejandro Tabilo.

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