On the third day of tournament, Santi Giraldo and Marcus Daniell faced the 3rdseed of the tournament, the Swede, Robert Lindstedt and the Austrian, Jurgen Melzer in the quarterfinals of Houston’s ATP.
Santi and Marcus gave an outstanding performance in the first encounter against the Israeli, Jonathan Erlich and the Pakistani, Aisam Ul-Haq Qreshi, with 7-5, 7-5 scores in favor of Santi and Marcus.
Lindstedt and Melzer came from giving a very good performance after defeating de Brazilian, Andre Sá and the Australian, Chris Guccione with 7/5 and 6/4 partial scores. The game lasted 59 minutes, with 4-6 1-6 scores.
In the first set Santi and Marcus had seven break points at different times of the sleeve, and so, in the 9th game, Melzer and Lindstedt broke the service and won this set with a 6-4 score.
On the second set, Santi and Marcus had three break points, but the European couple was stronger and broke the service twice to win the game and access to the semifinals.
With this premise, Santi is preparing with effort to face the Serbian, Janko Tipsarevic for the second round of doubles on April 9th.