After his three-set singles semi-final win against Holger Rune, Maxime Cressy earned a second Saturday victory at the Open Sud de France — Montpellier to book his place in the doubles final.
The Paris-born American teamed with Frenchman Albano Olivetti to defeat Sander Arends and David Pel 6-1, 6-4, setting up a title showdown against another Dutch duo: fourth seeds Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop.
Cressy/Olivetti saved the only break point they faced in the semi-final contest and converted on three of their five break opportunities. Their dominant day on serve included seven aces and an 89 per cent win rate on first serve.
The American-French pair has dropped just eight games in its past two matches, beginning with a 6-1, 6-2 upset of second seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Thursday. The duo won a Match Tie-break in their opening match on Monday.
Haase/Middelkoop, their final opponents, secured their place in the title match on Friday with a 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 win against top-seeded Germans Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz.
Argentines Gonzalez/Molteni Reach Cordoba Final
In addition to the all-Argentine singles final between Sebastian Baez and Federico Coria at the Cordoba Open, there will also be two home favourites in action in the doubles championship match.
Second seeds Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni booked their place in the final with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov on Saturday. After defeating the fourth-seeded Kazaks, they will face Frenchmen Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul in the title match. The third seeds knocked off top seeds Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez 7-6(2), 6-2 later in the day.
Americans Lammons/Withrow Into Dallas Title Match
There will also be home representation in the Dallas Open final, with second seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow playing for the title. The Americans earned that privilege with a 7-6(11), 7-5 win against Indians Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni on Saturday.
They will face either top seeds Jamie Murray and Michael Venus or fourth seeds Andre Goransson and Ben McLachlan in Sunday’s championship match.