SWISS INDOORS BASEL 2013
Huey/Inglot Win Second ATP World Tour Team Title At Basel
by ATP Staff|
It keeps alive their chances of clinching one of the three remaining doubles berths at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, at The O2 in London, from 4-11 November.
“It is such a great feeling to have won a title again, after not having won one this year,” said Inglot. “We left it late, but better late than never. We worked on a few things during the summer and I think it is paying off in the fall, winter.”
Huey and Inglot, who were beaten in two finals this year – at the Power Horse Cup in Dusseldorf (l. to Begemann-Emmrich) and the Winston-Salem Open, share €102,780 in prize money and earned 500 Emirates ATP Ranking points.
Huey, 28, is now 2-7 lifetime in title matches, while 27-year-old Inglot improves to 2-5 in finals overall.
Huey and Inglot broke serve once in the sixth game of the 26-minute first set. They lost five service points and saved all four break points they faced. Knowle and Marach broke at the same stage in the second set and won 17 of their 18 first service points.
Huey and Inglot won four of the first five points in the Match tie-break en route to their 29th victory of the year (29-13 overall). The duo beat second seeds and fellow London contenders Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in the first round.
“It feels amazing,” said Inglot. “We really enjoy this tournament, but we came out knowing we had to defend a final. It can put pressure on you. I was not hitting the ball that great, but Treat has been pushing me hard.
“We got a good win in the first round against Qureshi and Rojer and I think that set us nicely for this tournament.”
Knowle and Marach, who split €46,370 and 300 Emirates ATP Ranking points, were appearing in their first ATP World Tour final as a team. Knowle, 39, dropped to 16-21 in finals, while 33-year-old Marach is 12-11 in trophy matches.
“We are off to Paris tonight on the train and we’ll hopefully have a good week there,” said Huey.
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