Rohan Bopanna entered the first final of the season along with Briton Colin Fleming after edging past Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek 7-5, 6-1 in the ATP Marseille Open on Saturday.

The second seeded Indo-British pair converted all three breakpoints to beat third seed Austrian-Slovakian team in the doubles semifinals.

Bopanna and Fleming saved three breakpoints they faced and that proved crucial in the outcome of the match.

Meanwhile, top-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych defeated Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-1 in the singles semifinals.

Australia's Bernard Tomic squandered five match points as he lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(10) to French third seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals.

Simon beat second-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro6-4, 6-3 in his quarterfinal.

Nishikori upsets Cilic

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised past top-seeded Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to enter the semifinals of the ATP/WTA U.S. indoor championships at Memphis. He next faces Australian Marinko Matosevic, a 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-4 winner over seventh-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

The results: At Marseille: ATP Marseille Open: Semifinal: Tomas Berdych bt Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-1. Quarterfinals: Berdych bt Jerzy Janowicz 6-3, 6-7(0), 6-3; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt Bernard Tomic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(10); Gilles Simon bt Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles: Semifinals: Rohan Bopanna & Colin Fleming bt Julian Knowle & Filip Polasek 7-5, 6-1.

At Memphis: ATP/WTA U.S. indoor championships: Men: Quarterfinals: Kei Nishikori bt Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2; Marinko Matosevic bt Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-4; Feliciano Lopez bt Jack Sock 6-4, 6-3; Denis Istomin bt Michael Russell 6-4, 7-6(5).

Women: Semifinals: Sabine Lisicki bt Magdalena Rybarikova 7-5, 7-5; Marina Erakovic bt Stefanie Voegele 6-2, 6-4.

At Dubai: WTA Dubai Open: Singles: Semifinals: Petra Kvitova bt Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4. — Agencies

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