ATP Madrid: Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya land maiden Masters 1000 title



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ATP Madrid: Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya land maiden Masters 1000 title

Unseeded Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya have captured their maiden team Masters 1000 title on the clay of Madrid. Mektic and Peya were 5-3 up in the first set of their final against No. 2 seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan when the Bryan brothers were forced to quit the match.

The Bryan brothers' bid of winning a sixth Madrid title came short as Bob couldn't continue the match due to a hip injury. Mektic and Peya broke the Bryan brothers in the opening game of the match and held on to their serve to open up a 5-3 lead.

Mektic and Peya won 83 percent of their first serve points in just 32 minutes of action. Mektic, 29, and 37-year-old Peya have now won two and lost three finals this year. Previously, the duo won it all in Marrakech and ended runners-up in Sofia, Rio de Janeiro, and in Munich last week.

Mektic and Peya will now switch their focus to the Rome Masters and their tough first round matchup against recent Indian Wells Masters champions John Isner and Jack Sock. Meanwhile, the Bryan brothers came just a win away from winning their third in a row Masters 1000 title as the pair previously won it all at the Masters 1000 events in Miami and Monte Carlo.

The brothers also ended runners-up at the Indian Wells Masters. The Bryans have a first round bye in Rome as they are seeded at No. 3 but it remains to be seen will they feature the tournament. Full result:

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