Taiwan’s Lu upsets top seeds at Delray Beach

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 26, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, MIAMI

Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun and Leander Paes of India stunned top seeds Bob and Mike

Elina Svitolina returns to Angelique Kerber during their semi-final at the Dubai Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates on Friday. Photo: AFP

Bryan to advance to the semi-finals of the doubles at the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Friday.

ATP Tour veterans Lu and Paes, 33 and 43 respectively, completed a 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 10-7 victory in 1 hour, 32 minutes.

The Taiwanese-Indian duo saved seven of nine break points and failed to convert any of the five they created, but it was enough as they edged the first-set tiebreak and the super tiebreak to set up a semi-final against third seeds Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi, who advanced on Thursday.

In the singles, former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro beat defending champ Sam Querrey in straight sets to reach his second straight semi-final.  [FULL  STORY]

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