Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow downed third seeds Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski 7-6(4), 6-4 on Friday at the Winston-Salem Open to reach their sixth tour-level final of the season.
The American duo, who upset top seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the opening round, have not dropped a set all week in North Carolina, where they saved all three break points faced in the semi-finals. Currently 12th in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings, Lammons and Withrow are one win away from their third tour-level title of 2023, having won in Newport and Atlanta.
"I think we are staying very true to our style. We serve big and we play pretty aggressive," Lammons said. "We've played some tough teams and I think that's helped us stay really focussed. Had a pretty hard road so far to the final, played some tough guys who we've lost to before so I think staying true to that aggressive approach has helped us get here."
In Sunday’s final they will next meet second seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Neal Skupski, who rallied from a set down to defeat Marcelo Demoliner and Matwe Middelkoop 6-7(5), 6-2, 10-8.
Glasspool and Skupski are competing together for the first time this season. Skupski and Dutchman Wesley Koolhof, who won Wimbledon, hold the top spot in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings, where Glasspool and Finn Harri Heliovaara are 13th.