ATP Doubles: Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic win back-to-back Geneva titles

Tennis: Also, Ivan Dodig and Edouard Roger-Vasselin win it all in Lyon.

by Dzevad Mesic
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ATP Doubles: Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic win back-to-back Geneva titles

Austria's Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic have successfully defended their Geneva title and at the same time finally won their first doubles title of the season as they defeated Australian Matt Ebden and Swede Robert Lindstedt in the final 6-4 6-4.

Top-seeded Marach and Pavic started the match with a break but their lead was short-lived as Ebden and Lindstedt immediately broke back in the following game. However, Marach and Pavic still claimed the first set as they held on to their serve after breaking Ebden and Lindstedt in the seventh game.

Then, no break points were seen until the ninth game of the second set, when Marach and Pavic broke Ebden and Lindstedt for a 5-4 lead before they successfully served out for the match in the following game. Marach and Pavic won 81 percent of their first serve points, converted 3-of-6 of their break point chances and failed to save the lone break point they faced in an hour and 14 minutes of play.

Elsewhere, second-seeded Ivan Dodig and Edouard Roger-Vasselin have won their second doubles title of the season after handing a straight-set defeat to No. 3 seeds Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski in the Lyon final 6-4 6-3. The Skupski brothers paid the price for not converting any of their three break point chances in the seventh game as Dodig and Roger-Vasselin broke the third seeds in the 10th game to earn the opener.

Dodig and Roger-Vasselin's run continued at the beginning of the following set as they got off to a quick 3-0 second-set lead. The Skupski brothers failed to convert more break point chances as Dodig and Roger-Vasselin saved two break point chances in the fifth game before they saved three more while serving for the match in the ninth game.

Dodig and Roger-Vasselin won 81 percent of their first serve points, realized 2-of-3 of their break point chances and saved 8-of-8 of the break point opportunities they faced in an hour and 10 minutes of action.

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