Doubles partners, Treat Huey of Philippines and Dominic Inglot of Great Britain registered an upset win today at the third round of the Australian Open 2014 men’s doubles to advance to the quarterfinal round.
Huey and Inglot won in straight sets over 7th seed Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan, 6-4, 7-6.
The duo took only 33 minutes to take the first set, but was given a hard time by the 7th seed pair in the second set before they could close the match in 46 minutes.
The long-time pair served 5 aces and 17 winners, with only 2 unforced errors in their third round game.
They are figured to have a quarterfinal showdown with men’s doubles top seed, brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of USA.
The Bryan brothers will still have to see action tomorrow in the men’s doubles third round against Eric Butorac of USA and Raven Klaasen of Russia.
This is the second time Huey and Inglot have advanced to the quarterfinal of a grand-slam event. Their first was in last year’s US Open where they lost to 10th seed Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo.
In 2012 Australian Open, the duo reached the 2nd round of the men’s doubles, but they failed to advance to the second round in 2013 edition of Australian Open.
This year is their best performance so far in the Australian Open since joining in 2012.