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Benneteau, Sousa Advance To Antwerp QFs

France’s Julien Benneteau swept past Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland 6-1, 6-1 in 54 minutes to reach his second ATP World Tour quarter-final of the year (also ‘s-Hertogenbosch) on Wednesday at the European Open in Antwerp. The 35-year-old Benneteau will next play a compatriot, second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or qualifier Kenny De Schepper.

Portugal’s Joao Sousa withstood 18 aces and lost just seven of his first-service points (45/52) to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. He will next face Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium, who beat Aussie Nick Kyrgios 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals for a third time in tour-level action. Bemelmans saved five of six break points against the third seed.

Julien Benneteau sweeps past Henri Laaksonen on Wednesday for a place in the Antwerp quarter-finals.
His countryman Steve Darcis also advanced, moving into the quarter-finals when German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe retired down 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 with a right wrist injury. Darcis will next play third seed David Ferrer of Spain.

Bryans Open Doubles Title Bid

Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan saved all five break points they faced in a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Belgian wild card Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen for a place in the quarter-finals against Santiago Gonzalez and Julio Peralta. The American twins, who are looking to capture their 115th team crown this week, have already qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 12-19 November.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/kyrgios-sousa-antwerp-2017-wednesday

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