MANILA — Filipino-American tennis player Treat Huey and doubles partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus crashed out of the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China on Thursday.
Huey, the world’s No. 22 doubles player, and Mirnyi absorbed a 1-6, 7-6(6), 10-5 loss to Americans John Isner and Jack Sock in the second round of the US-M tournament at the Qizhong Tennis Center.
Mirnyi, who won the doubles title in 2011 with Canadian Daniel Nestor, is ranked No. 22 in the ITF doubles rankings. Huey, on the other hand, has represented the Philippines in the SEA Games and the Davis Cup.
In 2013, Huey and British Dominic Inglot reached the quarterfinals but lost to brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, 5-7, 6-7(4). In 2012, Huey and partner Jonathan Marray of Great Britain absorbed a 6-7(9), 4-6 defeat from Indians Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopannain the round-of-16.
Meanwhile, Isner and Sock will be up against Spanish pair Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, who scored a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Top seeds Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil walked over Roberto Bautista and David Ferrer of Spain to also book a quarterfinal berth in the tournament, which is one of only nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in the world and the culminating event of the Asian swing.
Other round-of-16 winners were No. 2 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the United States over Marcin Matkowski of Poland and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands, 6-1, 7-6(3); Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia 6-4, 6-2; and Croatian pair Marin Cilic and Mate Pavic over No. 6 Rohan Bopanna of India and Daniel Nestor of Canada, 5-7, 6-4 (10-8).
The Shanghai Rolex Masters is one of the world’s biggest tennis tournaments and the only such tournament to be staged outside North America and Europe.
Aside from cash prizes, the winners will receive trophies designed and created by world famous Royal Selangor Pewter. JEAN MALANUM/PNA – northboundasia.com