ATP Toronto: Henri Kontinen and John Peers avoid final disaster, win title


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ATP Toronto: Henri Kontinen and John Peers avoid final disaster, win title

No. 2 seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers have won this year's Toronto Masters men's doubles title. Kontinen and Peers didn't pay the price for blowing a couple of match points as they beat South-African Raven Klaasen and New Zealand's Michael Venus in the final 6-2 6-7 (7) 10-6.

Kontinen, 28, and 30-year-old Peers got the first break of the match as they broke Klaasen and Venus in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead. Kontinen and Peers failed to convert a break point in the fifth game but broke Klaasen and Venus once again in the eighth game to take the opener by a 6-2 score.

As no break points were seen in the second set, the set went into a tie-break. Kontinen and Peers appeared to be cruising to a straight-set win but blew three consecutive match points at 6-3 in the tie-break and one more match point at 7-6 in their favor.

Klaasen and Venus converted their first set point to steal the set and force a decider. Kontinen and Peers kept their focus in the decider as they won four points in a row to win the match tie-break by a 10-6 score and seal the title.

Kontinen and Peers won 87 percent of their first serve points, converted 2-of-5 of their break point chances and didn't face a single break point in an hour and 25 minutes of play. Kontinen and Peers, the Brisbane and Queen's champions, now have won three titles this season.

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