Poland's Hubert Hurkacz and Jan Zielinski won the Metz doubles title after beating home favorite duo Hugo Nys and Arthur Rinderknech 7-5 6-3. Hurkacz and Zielinski claimed the first break of the match in the 11th game, before serving out for the opener in the following game.
The two teams were tied at one games apiece in the second set, before Hurkacz and Zielinski claimed back-to-back breaks to take a 5-1 lead. Hurkacz and Zielinski blew three match points in the seventh game but served out for the match in the ninth game.
Earlier in the day, Hurkacz beat Pablo Carreno Busta for the Metz singles title. “Pablo is an amazing player, so playing against him in the final here is something special,” Hurkacz said in his on-court interview.
“I needed to raise my level to play my best to be able to compete with him and today I came out on top and I am super, super happy about this”.
Hurkacz enjoyed playing in Metz
“The atmosphere here is very special here with all of you guys,” Hurkacz claimed.
“You guys [the band] make it an amazing atmosphere, so that is so nice that you guys are here”. Elsewhere, Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni won the Nur-Sultan doubles title after beating Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski 6-1 6-2 in the final.
"We started very well,” Gonzalez said, per the ATP website. “We played well on return, so we had many opportunities to break them, and it was good for us to have this early break in the first set. Then all the nerves from playing in the final we [were able to] control better”.
Molteni added: “We played at the US Open where we reached the third round. Then in Szczecin, we won the Challenger on clay and then this week we won, so we are doing fine and working well. Let’s hope we keep up with this attitude”. On