Rojer/Tecau Roll In Winston-Salem Final
Second seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau completed a near perfect run through the Winston-Salem Open on Friday, beating Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 6-4 to capture their third doubles title as a team this season.
The Dutchman/Romanian pairing have now won 15 team crowns, and they sprinted through the Winston-Salem draw. Rojer/Tecau dropped only 19 games this week. To make the title even more special, Rojer celebrated his 36th birthday on Friday.
“It's a nice birthday gift of course. But I was not going to let that result determine if I have a good day or not. I was going to enjoy it anyways, and I'm just happier, of course, that we won,” Rojer said. “We had a good week and did a lot of good things in preparation for New York.”
They won 89 per cent of their first-serve points and saved both break points in the final. Rojer/Tecau will receive 250 Emirates ATP Rankings doubles points and split $36,630 in prize money.
“Every tournament that you win, it's special... We really had a good time. Tough conditions. There were some hot days, some humid days, and we managed to play some good tennis in those conditions, and it's another great week for us,” Tecau said.
Peralta/Zeballos were going for their fifth team doubles title. They will receive 150 Emirates ATP Rankings doubles points and split $19,260 in prize money.