THAILAND OPEN 2013
Murray/Peers Capture Bangkok Doubles Title
by ATP Staff|
Third seeds Jamie Murray and John Peers have captured their third title as a team, rallying past fourth seeds Tomasz Bednarek and Johan Brunstrom 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 to win the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Sunday.
The British-Australian team fired five aces and won 83 per cent of first serve points in their first meeting against the Polish/Swedish team, which lasted one hour and 11 minutes. It was the first tournament for Bednarek and Brunstrom.
"It was fantastic for us to kick off the Asian swing with a win here in Thailand," said Murray. "Having never played the Asian swing together, this win gives us a lot of confidence going forward and we will be hoping to build on this win."
Murray and Peers, who teamed up at the beginning of this season, have won three of their 15 tournaments this season. Their maiden title was in Houston (d. Bryan/Bryan) in April, and their second was in Gstaad (d. Andujar/Garcia-Lopez) in July.The 27-year-old Murray improved his win-loss record in ATP World Tour finals to 10-5, while the 25-year-old Peers lifted his to 3-0.