CITI OPEN 2012
Huey/Inglot Claim First Team Title In D.C.
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot claimed their first doubles title on the ATP World Tour, edging Kevin Anderson and Sam Querrey 7-6(7), 6-7(9), 10-5 on Sunday afternoon at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.
“I feel really happy. We played a high level of tennis,” said Great Britain’s Inglot, who along with Huey played collegiate tennis at the nearby University of Virginia. “They played a really good level as well. It’s good to know that we’re able to compete with these kinds of guys and we kept on in the final as well, and I’m really happy we’re able to win our first tournament in Washington.”
Huey, a native of the U.S. capital city, added: “It’s a great experience to come here and play the tournament. I grew up watching this as a little kid. Dom and I had a fun week. It’s always more fun when you win so that definitely helps.”
Huey and Inglot won nine more points than the South African-American duo to prevail after one hour and 55 minutes. Both teams went one for four on their break point chances.
“We came up with some big returns when we needed to and got a lot of balls in play,” reflected Huey. “That was our biggest focus to try to keep making them play and getting as many points as we could. They’re two of the best servers in the world, so anything we could do to get the ball on the court to give ourselves a chance to get another point is what we were trying to do.”
Huey and Inglot, winners of four Challenger-level titles together since 2010, had teamed for a runner-up finish earlier this year in Houston to Querrey and James Blake.
“Going into it, Dom and I were talking, we were like, ‘We don’t want to lose to this guy again in the final of another tournament,’ so it’s good we got the win in the end and played real well at the big points in the end when we needed to. It’s always something you’ll look back on and enjoy,” said Huey.
Anderson and Querrey were making their partnership debut this week. Anderson fell to an 0-2 mark in tour-level finals and Querrey to 4-4.