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Fifth-seeded duo eases past Gonzalez/Molteni
The Spanish-Argentine pair Granollers and Zeballos notched a break in each set to wrap an 84-minute win and ensure they will finish at the top of Red Group with a 3-0 record. They will now prepare for their third Nitto ATP Finals semi-final as a team, having also reached that stage in 2020 (in London) and 2021 (in Turin).
The win also kept alive Granollers and Zeballos’ hopes of clinching the Year-End ATP Doubles No. 1 presented by Pepperstone honour for the first time. The pair is currently fifth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings, but can jump to a first-place finish by lifting the Nitto ATP Finals trophy for the first time as a team.
Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin advanced from Red Group in second position after they saved a match point before downing top seeds Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek 6-4, 3-6, 15-13 earlier on Thursday.