PARIS – Second-seeded duo Marcelo Melo, of Brazil, and Lukasz Kubot, of Poland, clinched the Paris Masters doubles title with a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 10-6 win over Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Croatia’s Ivan Dodig.
“We are the team that played the most Match Tiebreaks this year and we know how to play until the last point,” Melo said. “We have been playing really well and we did that at the right moment today.”
Melo and Kubot needed one hour and 55 minutes to defeat the Dodig and Granollers, the No. 7 seeds.
“We know what we are here for and we’re always trying to work on our game,” Kubot said. “It’s going to be a great end to the season in London and we’re happy to reach that goal that we wanted to reach. We still want to improve and we look forward to the first match there.”
This is the sixth title for Kubot and Melo, who also won championships at Wimbledon, Halle, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Madrid and Miami.