Gordon, who beat Sanada 6-2, 6-1 earlier in the day in the third round of the men’s singles, said: “I was pleased with the doubles performance.
"They’re a good team so I’m happy to have come through that and we’re looking forward to the next challenge. All we can control is our approach to the match, our preparation and tactics and that’s what we’ve done so successfully for the last few years.
"That’s no different here — we’re going to try to win playing our style of tennis.”
His victory over Sanada means he will play Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez in his singles quarter-final.
Reflecting on his third round win, the Rio 2016 men’s singles gold medallist and world no.5 added: “I was really satisfied. I thought my level was high and really consistent throughout.
"Takashi is a tricky opponent so to come away with that score line and a quick win, I couldn’t be much happier with the way it went.”