Third seeds chasing first title of season
Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos reached their first tour-level final of the season together on Friday at the Gonet Geneva Open, where they moved past top seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-4, 7-5.
The Spanish-Argentine pair won 83 per cent (30/36) of their first serve points and saved three break points when serving for the match at 6-5 in the second set to triumph after one hour and 32 minutes.
Granollers and Zeballos have won seven tour-level titles together, including four on clay. They will aim to win their eighth trophy on Saturday when they face fourth seeds Jamie Murray and Michael Venus in the final.
At the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon, Nicolas Mahut and Matwe Middelkoop advanced to the final after receiving a walkover from Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul. The French-Dutch pair will play top seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the title match.