Estoril: Nuno Borges, Francisco Cabral cap off dream week with first ATP title



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Estoril: Nuno Borges, Francisco Cabral cap off dream week with first ATP title

Portugal's Nuno Borges and Francisco Cabral won the Estoril doubles title after beating Maximo Gonzalez and Andre Goransson in the final. Borges and Cabral, who were unseeded in their first ATP tournament, overcame Gonzalez and Goransson in straight sets 6-2 6-3.

Both teams firmly held on to their serve through the first four games as the two teams were at two games apiece after the opening four games. Then, Borges and Cabral broke Gonzalez and Goransson in the sixth and eighth games to win four games in a row and claim the first set.

After winning the first set, Borges and Cabral made a good start to the second set as they broke Gonzalez and Goransson in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead. Borges and Cabral had a chance to go up by a double break but they missed out on two break points in the sixth game.

However, blowing two break points didn't impact Borges and Cabral as the break they earned in the fourth game was enough for them to seal a straight-set win.

Borges, Cabral win their first ATP team title in their ATP debut

Borges and Cabral have won their third consecutive title.

In early April, Borges and Cabral won the Oeiras Challenger doubles title. Then in the next week, Borges and Cabral won the Oeiras Challenger 2 doubles title. Elsewhere, Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies won the Munich doubles title.

Krawietz and Mies, seeded at No. 3, defeated Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez 4-6 6-4 7-5 to win Munich. Matos and Vega Hernandez had the first break point of the match in the second game but failed to convert. In the 10th game, Matos and Vega Hernandez earned the first break of the match when Krawietz and Mies were serving to stay in the first set.

Matos and Vega Hernandez served out the opening game of the second set, before Krawietz and Mies claimed back-to-back breaks to open a 5-1 lead. Krawietz and Mies failed to serve out for the second set in the eighth game but made no mistake when serving for the second time in the 10th game.

After winning the second set, Krawietz and Mies realized their second match point in the match tie-break to complete a comeback win. It was the second title of the season for Krawietz and Mies.