Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Jaume Munar advanced on home turf Tuesday at the Mallorca Championships, edging third seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni, 7-6(4), 7-6(5).
The home favourites saved all seven break points against them in the contest. Despite not creating a break opportunity, the unseeded duo was at its best during both tie-breaks, in which the Spaniards never trailed.
Carreno Busta is seeking his fifth ATP Tour doubles title, with his most recent coming at the 2020 Western & Southern Open alongside Alex de Minaur. Munar, who reached the Santiago final with Federico Delbonis in 2021, is bidding for his first tour-level title title in singles or doubles.
Roland Garros champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Marcelo Arevalo were also among the doubles winners on Tuesday in Mallorca, as the top seeds defeated Petros Tsitsipas and Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4, saving two break points while breaking once in each set.
Eastbourne Doubles Action
Luke Saville and Matwe Middelkoop scored the result of the day at the Rothesay International, upsetting second seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, 6-3, 6-4. The Australian-Dutch duo lost just four points on first serve (28/32) against the Colombians, finishing with an 88 per cent win rate on their first delivery.
Queen's Club finalists Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara got back to winning ways with a 7-6(3), 6-7(9), 10-4 result against Ben McLachlan and Andre Goransson, while Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares advanced past third seeds John Peers and Filip Polasek, 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-7.
Top seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic avoided an upset despite facing six break points as they posted a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Britons Ken Skupski and Jonny O'Mara, dropping serve just once.