France's Chardy/Martin Reach Roland Garros SF
NEWS SOURCE: ATP News
Benoit Paire, France’s last men’s singles hope at Roland Garros, fell in the fourth round. But the host country may still have the men’s doubles champions.
France’s Jeremy Chardy/Fabrice Martin upset 11th seeds Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury 6-4, 7-6(6) to make the semi-finals of their home Grand Slam, hitting nine aces and saving a set point in the second-set tie-break on Court Simonne Mathieu, which is new this year.
“The court is amazing… It was a great atmosphere,” said Chardy, who saw the court for the first time on Tuesday. “Fabrice played amazing, like always.”
The three-time ATP Tour doubles titlists will meet third seeds and Rome champions Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah for a place in the Grand Slam final. “We stayed strong. We know each other so well,” Martin said.
Earlier Tuesday, Kevin Krawietz/Andreas Mies beat Serbians Dusan Lajovic/Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 6-7(7), 7-6(3). The Germans will next meet the Argentine pairing of Guido Pella/Diego Schwartzman.
“It’s not real,” Krawietz said of the opportunity to play in a Grand Slam semi-final. “Of course it was always a dream, first to play at a Grand Slam, and second to play as far as possible. Now we are in the semis here, it’s unbelievable.”
POSTED ON June 4, 2019