ATP Doubles: Nicolas Mahut, Fabrice Martin destroy No. 3 seeds for Antwerp title

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ATP Doubles: Nicolas Mahut, Fabrice Martin destroy No. 3 seeds for Antwerp title

France's Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Martin put up a stunning performance in the Antwerp final to lift their maiden team title, Mahut and Martin, seeded at No. 2, demolished third-seeded Wesley Koolhof and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-0 6-1 to win the Antwerp title.

Mahut and Martin made an outstanding start to the match, having claimed four breaks in a row and won nine straight games to take a 6-0 3-0 lead. Koolhof and Rojer served out the fourth game of the second set to finally get on the board but Mahut and Martin earned their fifth break of the match in the sixth game, before serving out for the match in the following game.

Mahut and Martin were dominant throughout the whole week in Antwerp, winning all four of their matches in straight sets.

Haari Heliovaara, Matwe Middelkoop join Mahut and Martin on the winners' circle

Elsewhere, Heliovaara and Middelkoop edged out fourth-seeded Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic 7-5 4-6 11-9 in the Moscow final.

Heliovaara and Middelkoop started the match with a 2-0 lead but then suffered breaks in the third and seventh game as Brkic and Cacic took a 5-3 lead. However, Heliovaara and Middelkoop didn't panic as they claimed back-to-back breaks and won four games in a row to overturn the deficit and steal the opener.

After losing the first set, Brkic and Cacic broke Heliovaara and Middelkoop in the fifth game and held on to their serve the rest of the set to force a decider. Brkic and Cacic then had a 9-6 lead in the match tie-break but Heliovaara and Middelkoop saved three consecutive match points to win the Moscow title.

in Antwerp, now it's all set for the singles final between No. 1 seed Jannik Sinner and world No. 13 Diego Schwartzman. “I am very happy to be in the final,” Sinner said after his semifinal win. “He is having an incredible season, so best of luck for him to finish in the best possible way.

Thanks to the crowd for coming out today, it was a great atmosphere here. I just love playing here and love playing indoors, so hopefully I can play a great match again tomorrow”.