Top seeds Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau moved into their fourth tour-level final of the year on Saturday as they downed Jamie Cerretani and Hans Hach Verdugo 6-3, 6-4 at the Hamburg European Open.
Krawietz and Tecau clinched the NOVENTI OPEN title in Halle last month, and also reached the final at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. The German-Romanian tandem struck seven aces and broke their opponents three times to advance in 69 minutes. They have yet to drop a set this week in Hamburg.
They will face second seeds Tim Puetz and Michael Venus in the championship match as they aim to collect their second trophy of the season on German soil.
Elsewhere, at the Nordea Open in Bastad, Sander Arends and David Pel reached the final at the ATP 250 event after fighting back to defeat third seeds Fabrice Martin and Pablo Cuevas 2-6, 7-5, 10-7.
They won 69 per cent (29/42) of their first-service points to set up a meeting with Andre Begemann and Albano Olivetti after the pair received a walkover from Roberto Carballes Baena and Marco Cecchinato.
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At the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, American duo William Blumberg and Jack Sock upset second seeds Jonathan Erlich and Santiago Gonzalez 7-6(0), 6-3. They fired down six aces and celebrated in style after their victory. They will play Austin Krajicek and Vasek Pospisil in the final.