Huey, Inglot eye semis berth in Melbourne

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Filipino Treat Conrad Huey and British Dominic Inglot will be gunning for a semifinal seat when they face the unheralded pair of American Eric Butora and South African Raven Klaasen today in the 2014 Australian Open men’s doubles in Melbourne.

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Huey and Inglot shocked No. 7 Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan, 6-4, 7-6 (1), while Butorac and Klaasen are coming of a 7-6 (9), 6-4 upset win over No. 1 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of US in their respective third-round matches.

Playing in the other upper half quarterfinal pairing are Americans Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington against No. 8 Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.

Earlier, Huey and Inglot survived Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the first round, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, and Italians Andreas Seppi and Potito Starace in the second round, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

It’s their second quarterfinal stint in a Grand Slam event after reaching the same stage in the US Open last year.

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