The top-seeded team of Wesley Koolhof & Neal Skupski takes on Santiago Gonzalez & Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the semifinals of the 2023 Indian Wells on Friday.
Wesley Koolhof & Neal Skupski
The experienced duo has reached their second consecutive semifinal and third overall in 2023. They began with a comprehensive win in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 against the team of Marcelo Melo and Alexander Zverev. Skupski and Koolhof had a win percentage of 87 on the first serve and converted 4 out of 6 break points.
They received a walkover from the team of Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka in the round of 16. Koolhof and Skupski went on to outplay the team of Jamie Murray and Michael Venus in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. In the clash, Skupski and Koolhof had a win percentage of 85 on the first serve and converted 3 out of 6 break points. Their serve has not been broken so far in the tournament.
Santiago Gonzalez & Edouard Roger-Vasselin
The Mexican-French duo has defeated a couple of seeded teams en route to the semis. They began with a tight 7-5, 6-4 win against the team of Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow in the round of 32. The match ended 7-5, 6-4. Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin followed it up with a brilliant come-from-behind win against the 4th-seeded team of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. The match ended 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (7-5), 11-9 in favor of Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin. Mektic and Pavic only managed to convert 1 out of 12 break points in the match.
Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin once again showed great determination to come back from a set down and defeat the 5th-seeded team of Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Helovaara. In this clash, Glasspool and Heliovaara did not help themselves. They committed 8 double faults and eventually lost the match 6-2, 2-6, 7-10.
Prediction: Wesley Koolhof & Neal Skupski to win in straight sets.
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