No. 3 seeds John Peers and Filip Polasek have captured the Sydney doubles title. Peers and Polasek delivered a good performance in the final as they edged out Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in two tight sets 7-5 7-5. Peers and Polasek had the first break points of the match but Bolelli and Fognini saved three break points in the fourth game to level the set at two games apiece.
Peers and Polasek blew one more break points in the eighth game but also saved a break point in the 11th game. After saving a break point in the 11th game, Peers and Polasek earned the first break of the match in the 12th game to win a tight opener.
After losing the first set, Bolelli and Fognini broke Peers and Polasek in the third game of the second set. Bolelli and Fognini then earned their second break of the set to take a comfortable 5-2 lead. After falling down by two breaks, Peers and Polasek responded with three consecutive breaks as they won five games in a row to overturn the deficit and book a straight-set win.
Bolelli and Fognini blew four set points in the eighth game of the second set.
Peers and Polasek win their second team title
Peers and Polasek, who captured their maiden team title at the Indian Wells Masters last year, now have two titles in their collection.
Elsewhere, third-seeded Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski beat Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar 7-6 (5) 6-4 in the Adelaide 2 final. Behar and Escobar claimed the first break of the match in the seventh game but got broken back in the eighth game, After recovering from a break down, Koolhof and Skupski realized their second set point in the tie-break to win a tight opener.
Koolhof and Skupski pressured the serve of Behar and Escobar early in the second set but sixth-seeded duo saved a break point in the opening game. Koolhof and Skupski earned the first break of the match in the fifth game but got broken back in the eighth game.
However, Koolhof and Skupski held on to their focus as they broke Behar and Escobar in the ninth game before serving out for the title in the following game. Meanwhile. Thanasi Kokkinakis won the Adelaide 2 singles title after beating Arthur Rinderknech 6-7 (6) 7-6 (5) 6-3. It was a double delight for the Australians as Peers won in Sydney, while Kokkinakis won in Adelaide.