BMW OPEN BY FWU AG | PORTUGAL OPEN 2014
Murray/Peers Clinch Munich Crown; Gonzalez/Lipsky Retain Oeiras Trophy
Doubles Final Round-up
by ATP Staff|
ATPWorldTour.com provides a review of the BMW Open by FWU AG and Portugal Open doubles finals on Sunday.
“We played really well this week, having reached two semi-finals [at Casablanca and Bucharest] in the past couple of tournaments,” Murray told ATPWorldTour.com. “We had a really enjoyable week and it is a really good tournament. We hung out with Ross and Colin all week. It was cool someone had to lose, but that is the way it is.”
Peers told ATPWorldTour.com, “It feels really good. To be able to get matches under our belt felt good. It’s good to get back in the winners’ circle.”
Murray and Peers split €23,500 in prize money and each earned 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points. They are now 4-1 lifetime in finals. Murray has an 11-6 overall record in trophy matches.
Hutchins and Fleming were contesting their first tour-level final as a team for 20 months (2012 Kuala Lumpur). They dropped to a 3-3 mark in finals and received €12,350 and 150 points.
“It’s a real honour to be in a final again,” Hutchins told ATPWorldTour.com. “We haven’t played a final for 20 months now, so it was fantastic to be there. It was a pleasure to compete against Jamie and John, who played really well. It is nice for British tennis, when we are all doing well.”
“We got outplayed, the guys played very well,” Fleming told ATPWorldTour.com. “We are delighted to have reached the final and have a good week. We’ve been looking to string a few matches together. We now move on towards Roland Garros with a lot of confidence.”
Gonzalez/Lipsky Retain Oeiras Trophy
The defending Oeiras champions improved to a perfect 6-0 in ATP World Tour finals as a team with the 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 victory. Lipsky hoisted his 11th trophy overall, while Gonzalez captured his eighth. The American also triumphed in 2009 with countryman Eric Butorac.
"As the tournament goes on, we get more and more sharp with every match," said Lipsky, referring to their undefeated record in finals. "When the finals come, we are playing the best tennis of the week."
After exchanging 6-3 sets, the final would go to a Match Tie-break. Cuevas and Marrero snatched an early mini-break, but their lead would not last. Gonzalez and Lipsky (pictured right, photo credit: Lagos Sports) would break back immediately, eventually converting on their first match point for the win in 65 minutes.
"I agree, when the finals arrive, we are playing very well," added Gonzalez. "To win six titles together, we've had a little luck but we're happy with this."
Cuevas and Marrero were contesting their first final as a team, with the Spaniard competing in his third of the year with three different partners. He previously prevailed in Oeiras in 2010 alongside Marc Lopez.