ATP Doubles: Taylor Fritz and Thanasi Kokkinakis lose Los Cabos final


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ATP Doubles: Taylor Fritz and Thanasi Kokkinakis lose Los Cabos final

Rising tennis stars Taylor Fritz and Thanasi Kokkinakis fell just short of winning this year's Los Cabos doubles title. Fan-favorites Fritz and Kokkinakis were beaten by No. 3 seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the final 6-4 6-4.

Arevalo and Reyes-Varela converted their fourth break point of the first set to take a 5-4 lead before they successfuly served out for the opener in the following game. Fritz and Kokkinakis saved a total of seven break points before Arevalo and Reyes-Varela finally converted their eighth break point of the second set to take a 5-4 lead.

The third-seeded duo made no mistakes on their serve in the following game to seal the win after an hour and 19 minutes of action. After saving seven break points early on in the second set -- Fritz and Kokkinakis had three consecutive break points in the fifth game -- but they didn't convert.

Arevalo and Reyes-Varela converted just 2-of-12 of their break point chances but saved all 3-of-3 of Fritz and Kokkinakis' break point chances. El Salvador's Arevalo and Mexican Reyes-Varela now have captured their maiden ATP doubles title as a team.

Arevalo, 27, and 31-year-old Reyes-Varela recently ended runners-up to Jonathan Erlich and Artem Sitak in the Newport final. Elsewhere, Czech Roman Jebavy and Argentine Andres Molteni saw off Daniele Bracciali and Federico Delbonis in the Kitzbuhel final 6-2 6-4.

Bracciali and Delbonis won the opening game of their match but then lost five in a row as they twice got broken on the deciding point in the third and fifth game. After claiming the opener, Jebavy and Molteni appeared to be crusing to a comfortable straight-set win as they were also up by two breaks in the second set.

Yet, Bracciali and Delbonis refused to give up as they got one break back to reduce the deficit to 5-4. Bracciali and Delbonis had a great chance to make it 5-5 but they blew three consecutive break points as Jebavy and Molteni converted their first match points to claim the title.

Jebavy and Molteni converted 4-of-5 of their break point chances and also saved 4-of-5 of Bracciali and Delbonis' break point chances in an hour and five minutes of play. It was the first team title at the ATP level for 28-year-old Jebavy and 30-year-old Molteni.

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