MOSELLE OPEN 2013
Brunstrom/Klaasen Capture Metz Doubles Crown
by ATP Staff|
Johan Brunstrom and Raven Klaasen handed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga his second defeat on Sunday, ousting the French duo of Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 7-6(5) in the Moselle Open doubles final. Tsonga and Mahut took an early mini-break lead in the second set tie-break but were unable to hold on in front of the home crowd.
"We do not often play in front of such a big crowd," Brunstrom said. "It was a great experience today."
For Brunstrom and Klaasen, it was their third final as a team, all coming this year and all on French soil. The Swedish-South African tandem fell in the Montpellier final, in February, but rebounded on the clay of Nice, defeating Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in straight sets for the title.
The 33-year-old Brunstrom improved to 3-12 in doubles finals on the ATP World Tour, with his first title coming alongside Jarkko Nieminen in Gstaad in 2010.
"France has been really good to us this year," Brunstrom added. "We love playing in France and will be back soon again!"