Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin’s red-hot start to 2023 keeps getting better.
The first-placed team in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings advanced to the semi-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open on Tuesday when they ousted Simone Bolelli and Fabrice Martin 4-6, 6-4, 10-7. The Mexican-French duo saved four of five break points to move on at the Caja Magica.
Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin’s first full year as a team has been fruitful. They lifted the trophy in Marseille before earning ATP Masters 1000 glory at Miami. They are now two wins from claiming another Masters 1000 trophy, this time in Madrid. Next up will be top seeds Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski or Indian Wells champions Rohan Bopanna/Matthew Ebden.
Fourth seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer reached the last four with a 4-6, 6-2, 12-10 victory against Canadian singles stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov. They saved one match point at 9/10 in the Match Tie-break.
The 2022 Turin competitors are off to another good start this season behind ATP 250 titles in Adelaide and Delray Beach. Arevalo will face Jamie Murray/Michael Venus or Karen Khachanov/Andrey Rublev in the semi-finals.