ATP Rome: Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah successfully defend title


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ATP Rome: Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah successfully defend title

Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah put on a stunning final performance to claim back-to-back titles at the Rome Masters. Third-seeded Cabal and Farah demolished No. 6 seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus 6-1 6-3 in the Rome doubles final.

The Colombian duo got off to a great start, having won the opening five games of the match. Klaasen and Venus got on the board in the sixth game before Cabal and Farah routinely served out for the opener in the following game.

Klaasen and Venus managed to hold on to their serve after the opening two games of the second set as they saved two break points in the third game. However, Cabal and Farah kept pressing as they broke the sixth seeds in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead.

Klaasen and Venus saved a break point in the seventh game to remain alive but then then blew four break point chances in the following game. Klaasen and Venus paid the price for not realizing their break point opportunities in the eighth game as the Colombians broke the sixth seeds in the ninth game to seal the win.

Cabal and Farah won 87 percent of their first serve points, converted 4-of-12 of their break point chances and saved 4-of-4 of Klaasen and Venus' break point opportunities in just less than an hour of action. Cabal and Farah now have won two titles this year as they also made it all the way in Barcelona.