Tecau/Rojer Edge Closer To Retaining Dubai Crown
Paes moves into 96th tour-level final with win
Second seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau are within one victory of retaining the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title after they defeated third seeds Ivan Dodig and Rajeev Ram 7-5, 6-3 in a rain-interrupted one hour and 46 minutes on Friday.
The Dutch-Romanian team has a 16-4 record in finals, including a 5-1 mark in ATP World Tour 500 title matches, and will next face Leander Paes and Jamie Cerretani in Saturday's final. The Indian/American wild card duo defeated Damir Dzumhur and Filip Krajinovic to advance to the final. Paes is just one match win away from 750 victories.
Did You Know?
If Paes wins the Dubai title this week, he will own 55 tour-level trophies with 15 different partners.