Cameron Norrie and Rinky Hijikata booked their spot in the quarter-finals at the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Tuesday when they upset third seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 4-6, 7-6(4), 11-9.
The British-Australian team, who are teaming for the first time this week, saved one match point at 8/9 in the Match tie-break before converting on their first opportunity to advance after one hour and 44 minutes. They will next play Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni.
Robin Haase and Stefanos Tsitsipas are also joining forces for the first time this week and advanced, defeating Alex de Minaur and Max Purcell 7-5, 3-6, 10-5. The Dutch-Greek tandem won 75 per cent (38/51) of their first-serve points and will next meet Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos at the ATP Masters 1000 hard-court event.
Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul saved three match points en route to their 5-7, 7-6(1), 10-4 victory against Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The Frenchmen are chasing their second tour-level title of the season together, having triumphed in Chengdu last month.
They will take on second seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski in the quarter-finals.