Arevalo and Pavic Cruise into Rome Quarterfinals

Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, defeating fifth seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-1, 6-2. They will face third seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the quarterfinals.

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Arevalo and Pavic Cruise into Rome Quarterfinals

Arevalo and Pavic Cruise into Rome Quarterfinals

Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome after a dominant victory over fifth seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Monday. The duo needed just 59 minutes to dispatch their opponents 6-1, 6-2 on the clay courts of the Foro Italico.

Arevalo and Pavic were in top form, winning an impressive 89% (24/27) of their first-serve points and not facing a single break point throughout the match, according to Infosys ATP Stats. This victory marks their 15th win of the season, with their best result coming at the Hong Kong Open, where they claimed the title.

The 33-year-old Arevalo from El Salvador and 30-year-old Pavic from Croatia first teamed up at the start of the 2024 season and have quickly established themselves as a formidable force on the doubles circuit. They will face a tough test in the quarterfinals against third seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.

Ram and Salisbury, who won the Australian Open doubles title earlier this year, have been one of the most consistent teams on tour. The American-British duo reached the final in Rome last year and will be looking to go one step further this time around.

The match between Arevalo/Pavic and Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin was the only doubles contest on Monday's schedule in Rome. The clay-court Masters 1000 event, which dates back to 1930, is a key warm-up tournament for the French Open later this month.

With their convincing win on Monday, Arevalo and Pavic have sent a strong message to the rest of the field that they are serious contenders for the title in Rome. Their quarterfinal clash against Ram and Salisbury promises to be a high-quality encounter between two of the best doubles teams in the world.

Key Takeaways

  • Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic advance to Rome quarterfinals with 6-1, 6-2 win.
  • Duo won 89% of first-serve points and didn't face a break point.
  • This marks their 15th win of the season, with a title at the Hong Kong Open.
  • They'll face third seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the quarterfinals.
  • Arevalo and Pavic aim to win the title in Rome, a key warm-up for the French Open.