Aussies continue winning run in Nur-Sultan
Luke Saville and Max Purcell progress to their second ATP semifinal in as many weeks.
Australian duo Luke Saville and Max Purcell have advanced to the Astana Open doubles semifinals.
The second seeds recorded a 6-3 7-5 win against Brit Luke Bambridge and Indian Divij Sharan in the quarterfinals.
It is the second week in a row that the Australian Open 2020 finalists have made an ATP Tour semifinal, boosting their hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP Finals.
The 26-year-old Saville and 22-year-old Purcell currently sit eighth in the Race to London, with four places still to be filled in the eight-team field.
Finnish qualifier Emil Ruusuvuori ended Jordan Thompson’s tournament, defeating the eighth-seeded Australian 6-2 3-6 6-4 in the second round.
It leaves John Millman as the last Australian in the singles draw. The fourth-seeded Millman plays American Tommy Paul in the quarterfinals.
Men’s singles, second round
[Q] Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) d  Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-2 3-6 6-4
Men’s doubles, quarterfinals
 Max Purcell (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) d Luke Bambridge (GBR)/Divij Sharan (IND) 6-3 7-5
Men’s singles, quarterfinals
 John Millman (AUS) v  Tommy Paul (USA)
Men’s doubles, semifinals
 Max Purcell (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v TBC