The second ATP 250 in Adelaide, Australia began with a victory for Marcelo Melo and Croatian Ivan Dodig. The No. 2 seeds beat Filipino Treat Huey and Danish Frederik Nielsen for Round 16 this Wednesday.
Melo and Dodig reached the quarterfinals in 1h04min by scoring 2 sets 1, partial 6/3, 1/6 and 10-4. The next opponents will be Mexican Santiago González and Argentine Andrés Molteni (head 7), at around 23:00 (Brasilia time) on Wednesday night.
“Today we started the first set very well. Then we lost control of the game a little bit at the start of the second, in which they broke in the first serve game. In the match tie-break, I think we played much better. Start. We managed to take the lead there”, Marcelo explained.
“Things were different from last week’s final, when we played on a court that is practically indoor. We went back to play on an outdoor court with other conditions, but it was good. Another game. Now it’s time to go. Time is the next one”, he added. ,
Two ATP 250s, who open the circuit, are preparing for the Australian Open. The first Grand Slam of the year will be played in Melbourne from 17th to 30th of this month.
With a runner-up at the ATP 250 in Adelaide last week, Melo climbed five places in the individual doubles world rankings released this Monday.
by the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP). Minor is now ranked 24th with 2,870 points. Dodig is ranked 12th with 5,235 points.