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Granollers/Lopez Clinch Second Title Of 2012

Doubles 2012

Lopez, Granollers© Daniela Frutiger/Fresh FocusMarc Lopez and Marcel Granollers won their second title of the season.

Top seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez won their second ATP World Tour title of the season on Sunday as they defeated Colombians Robert Farah and Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-6(9) in the final of the Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad.

The Spaniards converted two of their nine break points and won 79 per cent of points behind their first serve to clinch victory in one hour and 37 minutes. They earned 250 ATP World Tour ranking points and €19,660 in prize money. They started the week at sixth in the ATP Doubles Team Rankings Race To London.

"I'm very happy to win here with Marc," said Granollers. "We have been fighting to reach such titles for a long time. We played very well this week."

Granollers and Lopez were contesting their second ATP World Tour final in as many weeks and their fifth of the season. They were victorious at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome (d. Kubot/Tipsarevic) and finished runners-up at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco (l. to Marrero/Verdasco), the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (l. to Fyrstenberg/Matkowski) and at last week’s ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag (l. to Marrero/Verdasco).

The Spaniards now look to carry their strong form into the London 2012 Olympic Games, to be held at Wimbledon next week. Lopez replaced the injured Rafael Nadal in the Spanish team.

"We go there with a lot of confidence after winning here," said Granollers. "However the tournament will be on a completely different surface and we will give our best."

The unseeded Farah/Giraldo had reached their first ATP World Tour final after upsetting second seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the semi-finals.

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