Twice the Fun with Doubles Finals Saturday

Oracle Challenger Series
Sep 7, 2018

Doubles action is set to take center stage on Saturday, with both the men’s and women’s finals to be contested alongside the singles semifinals. With a title a on the line, let’s take a look at the match-ups tomorrow:

The second-seeded, all-Brit team of Luke Bambridge and Neal Skupski will take on top-seeded Leander Paes and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela.

The Brits have both had impressive seasons thus far – each with one ATP World Tour doubles title on the year – and continued their dominance with a 76(3), 63 victory over Americans Evan King and Nathan Pasha in the semifinals. The 45-year-old and former doubles World No. 1 Paes is a legend on the doubles circuit, with 18 career Grand Slam titles to his name.

The all-American duo of Asia Muhammad and Maria Sanchez will represent the U.S.A. in the women’s doubles final on Saturday, when they face Mona Barthel of Germany and Czech Republic’s Kristyna Pliskova.

Muhammad / Sanchez took down Evgeniya Rodina and Dayana Yastremska on Friday to advance to the finals, while Barthel / Pliskova defeated the second-seeded duo of Darija Jurak and Xenia Knoll. Barthel is the only player in the draw who is still alive in both singles and doubles.