ATP Winston-Salem: Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo win first title in 2019



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ATP Winston-Salem: Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo win first title in 2019

No. 1 seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo came from a set down to avoid an upset in the Winston-Salem Open doubles final and to claim their first title of the season. Kubot, 37, and 35-year-old Melo kept their focus after losing a tight first set as they beat USA's Nick Monroe and Tennys Sandgren 6-7 (6) 6-1 10-3 in just less than an hour and a half of play.

Kubot and Melo blew a total of four break points in the first set but also didn't give a single break point chance to the American pair in the opener as the set had to be resolved in a tie-break. Monroe and Sandgren didn't pay the price for blowing three consecutive set points in the tie-break as they converted their fourth set point to win the opener.

After serving out the second game of the second set for 1-1, Monroe and Sandgren's game completely fell apart as the top seeds absolutely dominated the rest of the match to earn a comeback win. Kubot and Melo realized 2-of-7 of their break point chances and saved 5-of-5 of Monroe and Sandgren's break point opportunities en route to claiming their 13th title together.