Wesley Koelhoff reached the third round of the men’s doubles at the US Open with some effort. The best doubles player in the Netherlands, along with his British partner Neil Skopsky, was very strong for Americans Nathaniel Lamons and Jackson Withrow 6-3 6-7 (5), 6-4.
In the third set it was even, but at 5-4 Kolhoff and Skopsky used their second match point as the Americans double-faulted.
Kolehof and Skopsky finished second in New York. They will face Australians Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell in the third round, who won Wimbledon this summer. The Koolhof/Skupski duo have already won six titles this season and are considered contenders for the title. The 33-year-old, who is already sure of participating in the ATP Finals, is the No. 4 in the world.
Demi Shores secured a spot in the third round of the women’s doubles hard-earned. Together with her doubles partner Desirae Krawczyk of the United States, she defeated Japan’s Miyu Kato and Aldila Sutjiadi of Indonesia 5-7, 6-1 7-6 (3).
Schurz and Krausek, who lost a 5-2 lead in the third set, are sixth in New York.
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