Robredo Doubles Up At Brasil Open
Costa do Sauipe, Brazil
by ATP Staff|
Spaniard Tommy Robredo won the singles and doubles titles at the same tournament for the first time in his career when he teamed with fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers to defeat Argentines Lucas Arnold Ker and Juan Monaco 6-4, 7-5 in the Brasil Open final Saturday.
Just one player completed a winning double last year: Rafael Nadal at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Monte-Carlo, when he defeated Roger Federer in the singles final and then teamed with Robredo to beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles in the doubles final.
Robredo claimed his third doubles title (Chennai 2004, Monte-Carlo 2008). Granollers was appearing in his second ATP World tour doubles final, following his runner-up finish in Houston last year.
Robredo said: "I think luck was on our side. Marcel and I played well, he is a great doubles player. We are very happy because we had a perfect week. It wasn't an easy match because Lucas and Juan are a great team, and we had to try our hardest to gain the lead in the second set. I am leaving Costa do Sauipe very satisfied, although a bit bothered by my injury. Hopefully it will get better."
Granollers said: "We have had a great week and have been able to reach our goal, which was winning this tournament. The match was difficult. They played well but luckily we were able to gain the lead in the second set and win the match."