Demoliner and Sousa have already won two games at this US Open
Photo: Garrett Ellwood/USTA
New York (USA) – Of the five Brazilians who entered the men’s doubles bracket, only the gaucho Marcelo Demoliner managed to reach the round of 16. after a amazing win on debutbeating the 5th seed Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, he and the Portuguese João Sousa kept the momentum going and won another one this Saturday.
The victims this time were the Spaniards Feliciano López and Jaume Munar, who were no match for Demoliner and Sousa, and ended up defeated in straight sets, with the final score of 6/3 and 6/4, after 1h20 of confrontation. The Brazilian and Portuguese will face the house guests Christopher Eubanks and Ben Shelton or the Italians Andrea Vavassori and Lorenzo Sonego.
The two sets of the match were defined with only one break, but at no time Demoliner and Sousa were threatened and were behind on the scoreboard. In the opening half, they almost broke the Spaniards in the second game, when López and Munar left 0-40 and saved three break-points. But in the sixth, the Brazilian and the Portuguese beat their rivals’ serve and then made it 1-0 on the scoreboard.
In the second set, Demoliner and Sousa opened 2/0 straight away and almost didn’t do more, with the Spaniards saving two break-points in the third game. López and Munar reacted and returned the break in the sixth game, but lost the serve again in the seventh. They even had two chances to break in the eighth and two more in the tenth, but they didn’t take the chances and were overcome.