Ram/Salisbury reach Lyon title match
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus reached their fourth tour-level final of the season on Thursday at the Gonet Geneva Open, where they moved past Simone Bolelli and Fabrice Martin 6-1, 3-6, 10-6.
The British-New Zealand tandem won 83 per cent (25/30) of their first-serve points to set a title match meeting against top seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer or third seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.
Murray and Venus, currently ninth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings, have lifted tour-level trophies in Dallas and Banja Luka this season.
Ram/Salisbury Reach Lyon Final
Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury moved to within one win of capturing their first title of the season together at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon. The top seeds defeated Nicolas Barrientos and Albano Olivetti 7-6(4), 6-3.
The American-British pair will face Nicolas Mahut and Matwe Middelkoop or Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul in the title match. Doumbia and Reboul overcame Robin Haase and Philipp Oswald 6-0, 6-3 in the quarter-finals on Thursday.