Cabal/Farah Claim Second Title Of Season In Munich
Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah won their second ATP World Tour doubles title as a team this year, overcoming Frenchmen Jeremy Chardy/Fabrice Martin 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at the BMW Open by FWU in Munich.
Cabal/Farah were down 0-3 in the first set but won 12 of the final 15 games to win their first Munich crown. The third seeds saved three of four break points, including all three faced in the second set.
“It's such a great feeling. We've been coming here for [five] years already. For me it's one of my favourite tournaments. To win it finally – we made the final last year – it's a great achievement, and we're very happy,” Farah said.
The South American pairing is now 2-2 in finals as a team this year, having also won the Buenos Aires title in February (d. Gonzalez/Marrero). Cabal/Farah fell in the Budapest final last week (l. to Baker/Mektic) and at the Rio de Janeiro final in February (l. to Carreno Busta/Cuevas). All four of their finals this year have come on clay.
“The score doesn't show what a tough match it was. They were a break up in the first set. But we kept fighting,” Cabal said.
The Colombian team improved to 10-11 in ATP World Tour finals together. Last year they captured four titles as a pairing. They will receive 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €26,110.
Chardy/Martin were going for their second ATP World Tour doubles title as a team. They started the year by winning the Doha crown (d. Pospisil/Stepanek). Chardy fell to 4-7 in doubles finals, Martin, 3-6. The French team will receive 150 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €13,730.