The Spanish team of David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez took to the court to battle out a semifinal place at the Olympics against Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the third of the quarter final doubles matches at Wimbledon on Thursday.
In the end, the Spaniards prevailed in a relatively easy match which lasted just 78 minutes, 6-4 6-4. The overall match statistics show that both teams had success in certain aspects of their games, illustrating that this was an encounter which could have gone either way, but the Spaniards held their nerve in both sets to see them through to a semi against the second seeded French team of Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.
The last of the quarter final matches saw Llodra and Tsonga take on the unseeded pairing Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares of Brazil. The Frenchmen prevailed in this match, 6-4 6-2, in a minute over the hour. The French pair had the upper hand on all their service points, including seven aces to the Brazilian’s two, as well as on their break points, while forehand, backhand and volley points were equal for both teams. Llodra and Tsonga will meet the Spaniards, Ferrer and Lopez, in the semis.
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