ATP Doubles: Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin conquer Antwerp


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ATP Doubles: Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin conquer Antwerp

France's Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin have won the European Open doubles title as they beat Marcelo Demoliner and Santiago Gonzalez in the Antwerp final 6-4 7-5. The second-seeded Frenchmen had no problems serving out for the first set after getting the first break of the match in the ninth game.

Mahut and Roger-Vasselin saved a break point in the eighth game, before they got the crucial break in the 11th game. The Frenchmen served seven aces, won 80 percent of their first serve points and 84 percent of their second serve points in an hour and 14 minutes of play.

Mahut and Roger-Vasselin didn't drop a single set in four matches played this week in Antwerp. Mahut, 36, and 34-year-old Roger-Vasselin have now two titles in three team appearances this year. Previously, the Frenchmen lost their opening match at the Cincinnati Masters -- before they won it all at the Moselle Open in Metz.

Elsewhere, USA's Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram defeated No. 3 seeds Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald in the VTB Kremlin Cup final 7-6 (4) 6-4 to claim the Moscow doubles title. Second-seeded Krajicek and Ram blew their first set point in the first set tie-break-- but converted their second title to win the opener.

Krajicek and Ram then got off to a good start to the second set as they took an early break -- but Mirnyi and Oswald broke back in the seventh game. The American duo saved a game point in the 10th game, before they converted their first match on the deciding point of the game.

Krajicek and Ram needed an hour and 17 minutes of play to claim the title in their first doubles team appearance of the year. Meanwhile, Great Britain's Luke Bambridge and Jonny O'Mara edged out third-seeded Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof in the Intrum Stockholm Open final 7-5 7-6 (10) to win their second ATP team title of the season.

Bambridge and O'Mara broke Daniell and Koolhof in the opening game of the match -- but the third seeds broke back immediately in the following game. However, Bambridge and O'Mara made no mistakes after they got their second break of the match as they routinely served out for the opener in the 12th game.

Bambridge and O'Mara fell down by a break early in the second set -- but recovered as the set went into a tie-break. The match appeared to be destined to go to a match tie-break -- but Daniell and Koolhof blew a 6-2 and later a 7-6 lead as Bambridge and O'Mara saved five set points on their way to stealing the set and clinching the win.

The Britons converted 3-of-7 of their break point chances and saved 7-of-9 of Daniell and Koolhof's break point chances in an hour and 42 minutes of action. Full results:

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