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Simone Bolelli & Fabio Fognini Save MP, Complete Comeback To Reach Miami Quarter-finals | ATP Tour


Down a set and a break on Monday at the Miami Open presented by Itau, Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini got back and serve and then saved a match point on a sudden-death break point at 4-5 in the second against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.

But the Italian duo would have to battle back from behind twice more in a 2-6, 7-6(4), 10-8 victory. 

Trailing by an early mini-break in the second set tie-break, they won five points in a row to seal the set from 2-4. The faced an even bigger deficit in the Match Tie-break, trailing 1-5 and 4-8 before taking the last six points of the match.

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In the day’s only other completed doubles match, Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos used a pair of early breaks to spark a 6-3, 6-4 win over Nikola Cacic and Tomislav Brkic. The Spanish/Argentine pairing did not face a break point in the contest and won 89 per cent (32/36) of its first-serve points.

They will next challenge Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios, who are both also through to the Miami singles fourth round. The reigning Australian Open champions completed the doubles quarter-finals courtesy of a walkover against Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev.

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