Czech Duo Roll To 6-0, 6-0 Victory In Istanbul Final
Roman Jebavy and Jiri Vesely did not put a wrong foot during Sunday's doubles final at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open. The Czech duo were ruthless in completing a 6-0, 6-0 victory over wild cards Tuna Altuna and Alessandro Motti for their first team title.
Jebavy and Vesely needed just 41 minutes to lift the trophy, saving all three break points faced, while converting six of nine of their own. It was the first double bagel in an ATP World Tour final since 2010, when Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach did not drop a game in winning the Acapulco title.
"We definitely didn't expect to win the final with a score like that," said Vesely. "But we played great, didn't miss many returns and put every ball back. We put the pressure on their side and played great all week. We deserved to win.
"After losing early in the singles, I was even more motivated to go far in the doubles. I know Roman for a long time. I think we did a really good job and hopefully we can keep it up."
For 23-year-old Vesely, it was his second ATP World Tour doubles title, having prevailed with another countryman - Frantisek Cermak - in Moscow in 2014. Jebavy, 27, claimed his first career doubles crown on the ATP World Tour.
"We played really good all week," said Jebavy. "We are happy to do it in Istanbul."
The Czech tandem, who previously teamed for the Prague Challenger title in 2014, entered the week with an 0-3 record together in tour-level events. They claim 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split € 23,780.
Altuna and Motti, meanwhile, were teaming together for the first time and earned all three wins in Match Tie-breaks to reach the final. The Turkish-Italian pair claim 150 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split € 12,500 in prize money.