Tsitsipas Brothers Fall In Lyon Opener | ATP Tour

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Petros and Stefanos Tsitsipas couldn’t get the better of Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith on Wednesday in Lyon.

Top seeds Marach and Pavic beaten in Geneva

Greek brothers Petros Tsitsipas and Stefanos Tsitsipas battled hard on Wednesday but fell to Australians Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith 7-6(3), 6-3 in a busy day at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon.

Ebden and Smith will next play second seeds Henri Kontinen and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who were 6-2, 7-6(4) victors over Andres Molteni and Frederik Nielsen.

Top-seeded Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, who have an 18-7 record in tour-level finals, started their campaign with a comprehensive 6-1, 6-1 win over British duo Cameron Norrie and Jonny O’Mara. They will now challenge Artem Sitak and Joao Sousa, who edged past Marc Lopez and Fabrice Martin 6-4, 6-7(6), 11-9.

Elsewhere, fourth seeds Hugo Nys and Tim Puetz defeated Sander Arends and Divij Sharan 3-6, 6-2, 10-1 for a quarter-final against Lorenzo Musetti and Tommy Paul or Andre Goransson and Andrei Vasilevski.

At the Gonet Geneva Open, which was also affected by rain, Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic knocked out top seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 7-6(6), 6-2 for a last-eight clash against Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez, who overcame Australians Max Purcell and Luke Saville 7-6(3), 7-6(2).

Third seeds Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan defeated British pair Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot 6-3, 7-6(4). They now face Marin Cilic and Andrey Golubev, who came through 7-6(5), 6-3 against wild cards Arthur Cazaux and Hanwen Li.

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