At the Swiss Indoors Basel, top seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic advanced to their eighth final of the season, defeating Ivan Dodig and Viktor Troicki 6-2, 7-6(5) in the semi-finals.
Llodra and Zimonjic won 84 per cent of their first service points and broke their unseeded opponents three times to claim victory in one hour and 14 minutes.
Ranked No. 2 in the 2011 ATP Doubles Teams Rankings, Llodra and Zimonjic have won nine of their past 10 matches, and are chasing their fourth title of the year after capturing titles at Washington, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto and Beijing. The French-Serbian duo have secured their place in London, and will look to pad their lead over third-ranked Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor, who they’ll play on Sunday should the second seeds get past Xavier Malisse and Dick Norman.