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2016-07-02 19:30:00 CET

Austria live to fight another day

Doppler/Horst seal incredible comeback to reach the semis

Yet another victory for Austiran legends Doppler/Horst. Photocredit: Martin SteinthalerYet another victory for Austiran legends Doppler/Horst. Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler

Poreč better prepare itself for another Austrian invasion on Sunday after Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst secured an incredible quarterfinal win over Saymon/Guto in front of thousands of fans on a packed Center Court.

The Austrians lost the first set and then somehow saved six match points against them in a thrilling decider to set-up a semifinal with Chaim Schalk and Ben Saxton – after the Canadians stunned smart Major Hamburg winners Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena.

“No Dalhausser?” said a surprised, shocked and speechless Clemens after their epic win. “We basically lost the game give times! We didn’t give up and a win like this shows we’re a tough team to beat now.

“In the final set they kept coming back with serves and Alex kept digging in – he basically won the game himself.”

Alex was all smiles afterwards, too: “Of course I’m smiling, we’ve reached the semifinal of a tournament of the biggest series in the world.”

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