The two ranked fourth, Kubot and Melo started their participation in the Paris event from the 1/8 Finals. For the inauguration they had what is called a free destiny. He also defeated a few Britons recently in the final of the ATP Championship in Vienna.
Lubignan and his partner are still fighting to participate in the ATP Finals. At the moment, they are eighth in the “Battle for London” ranking (considering only this year’s results) to ensure a passage to the season-ending Masters event.
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Hubert Horcache and Canadian tennis player Felix Auger-Aliassem also qualified for the doubles quarter-finals in Paris. In the second round, they defeated Colombian seed Robert Farah and Argentine Horacio Zeballos 6: 3, 3: 6, 10-6.
Hurkacz said goodbye to individual struggles in the French capital (prize pool of 3.73 million euros) after the opening match, in which Lrado Albot surrendered 5: 7, 7: 6 (7-5), 4: 6 after a fierce match. The Moldavian is the so-called lucky loser – he lost in the final qualifying round, but replaced a tennis player who retired in the main event. For his second consecutive single appearance, Hurkacz was eliminated after defeating “Lucky Loser”.
Wyniki meczów 2. rundy (1/8 finału) gry podwójnej: Hubert Hurkacz, Felix Auger-Aliassime (Polska, Kanada) - Robert Farah, Horacio Zeballosa (Kolumbia, Argentyna, 1) 6:3, 3:6, 10-6. Łukasz Kubot, Marcelo Melo (Polska, Brazylia) - Jamie Murray, Neal Skupski (Wielka Brytania) 6:2, 1:6, 10-6.
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