ATP Cincinnati: Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek stun No. 1 seeds to lift title


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ATP Cincinnati: Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek stun No. 1 seeds to lift title

Croatian Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek of Slovakia have won the 2019 Cincinnati Masters doubles title after shocking top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the final 4-6 6-4 10-6. After claiming the first break in the opening game of the match, Cabal and Farah saved a break point in the sixth game before they successfully served out for the first set in the 10th game.

Dodig and Polasek avoided getting broken in the opening game of the set once again as they saved a break point in the first game before earning their first break of the match in the 10th game to force a decider. A five-point winning run for a 7-3 match tie-break lead proved to be crucial for a Dodig and Polasek as the unseeded duo converted their second match point to complete a comeback win.

Dodig and Polasek won 77 percent of their first serve points, converted 1-of-2 of their break point chances and saved 3-of-4 Cabal and Farah's break point opportunities en route to sealing their maiden team title in just over an hour and a half of play.