Erlich through to men’s doubles third round
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Erlich through to men’s doubles third round

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Erlich (right) and Petzschner celebrate their second round doubles win

Yoni Erlich is through to the third round of the men’s doubles competition after he and Philipp Petzschner recorded a straight sets win on Thursday evening.

Up against American Jewish player Scott Lipsky and Treat Huey from the Philippines, the Israeli-German duo broke early in the first set, and never looked back, winning it 6-3.

However, both the second and third sets were much closer affairs. They won the second set 7-5, though only after Erlich, on serve, saved a set point. And the trick was repeated in the third, though on this occasion it was Petzschner who saved two break points, before wrapping up the match in the tiebreak – 7-3 – much to the delight of Erlich who celebrated the win with his former partner Andy Ram.

The pair next face Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner and New Zealander Marcus Daniell for a place in the quarter-finals.

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