ATP Doubles: Sander Gille & Joran Vliegen earn maiden ATP title in Bastad


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ATP Doubles: Sander Gille & Joran Vliegen earn maiden ATP title in Bastad

Belgium's Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen have captured their maiden ATP doubles team title in Bastad. Gille and Vliegen came from a set in the Bastad final to beat third-seeded Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-7 (5) 7-5 10-5.

Delbonis and Zeballos saved a set point on their serve in the 10th game before they realized their first set point in the tie-break to win the opener. However, Gille and Vliegen kept their focus as they won a tight second set after claiming the key break in the 11th game.

The Belgians then dominated the match tie-break to complete a comeback as there was no coming back for Delbonis and Zeballos after losing the opening four points of the decider. Gille and Vliegen realized just 2-of-10 of their break point chances but also saved 3-of-4 of Delbonis and Zeballos' break point opportunities in an hour and 48 minutes of play.

Elsewhere, Marcel Granollers and Sergiy Stakhovsky edged out Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the Newport final 6-7 (10) 6-4 13-11. Granollers and Stakhovsky missed on multiple chances to win the first set as Arevalo and Reyes-Varela saved a total of four set points before they realized their fifth set point to win a tight opener.

After failing to serve out for the first set and missing more chances in the tie-break, Granollers and Stakhovsky showed great mental strength as they broke Arevalo and Reyes-Varela in the 10th of the second set to force a decider.

Arevalo and Reyes-Varela saved three Championship points in the match tie-break but Granollers and Stakhovsky managed to avoid a disaster as they kept their focus to earn a fourth Championship point -- which they converted to win their first team title.

Granollers and Stakhovsky hit six aces and won 79 of their first serve points in just less than two hours of play en route to winning the Newport title.