France's Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin have fallen just short of winning it all in front of their home fans in Metz as unseeded Robert Lindstedt and Jan-Lennard Struff came from a set down in the final to beat the No.
1 seeds 6-2 6-7 (1) 10-4. The Frenchmen secured the first set after claiming two breaks and saving three break points but then easily lost the second set tie-break despite winning the opening point of the tie-break. Sweden's Lindstedt and German Struff then dominated the match tie-break from the start until the end to complete a comeback in just less than an hour and a half of play.
Lindstedt and Struff failed to convert any of their seven break point chances but didn't pay the price as they captured their first team title in their debut as a pair. Elsewhere, India's Divij Sharan and Igor Zelenay of Slovakia overcame Italy's Matteo Berrettini and Simone Bolelli in three sets 6-3 3-6 10-8 to win this year's St.
Petersburg Open doubles title. Berrettini and Bolelli started the match with a break but then lost the following four games as Sharan and Zelenay sealed the first after realizing their second set point in the ninth game. Berrettini and Bolelli claimed the lone break of the second set in the eighth game and appeared to be heading toward a comeback win but Sharan and Zelenay recovered from a 6-3 match tie-break deficit to earn their maiden team title.