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Croatians Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic celebrate their first team doubles title in Hamburg.

Croatians Dodig/Pavic Take Hamburg Doubles Title

Compatriots claim their first team doubles title

Croatians Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic completed a nearly perfect week at the German Tennis Championships 2017 on Sunday, winning their first team doubles title 6-3, 6-4 against Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Marc Lopez of Spain.

Dodig and Pavic did not drop a set all tournament and were in control during the 76-minute final. The top seeds saved two of three break points and broke their opponents three times to hoist the trophy.

“It was great. We played a really, really good level here all tournament. We had tough matches, from the first round,” Dodig said.

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The win gives Dodig eight doubles titles and two for the season (also Rotterdam with Marcel Granollers). Pavic now has seven titles, including two this year (also Marrakech with Dominic Inglot).

“I think overall we played a good match. I think we were just serving much better than they were,” Pavic said.

The winners will receive 500 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €97,290. Cuevas/Lopez were trying to win their first team doubles title. They will receive 300 Emirates ATP Rankings points and split €47,630.