Edouard Roger-Vasselin: It's perfect debut week for me & Henri Kontinen


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Edouard Roger-Vasselin: It's perfect debut week for me & Henri Kontinen

French doubles specialist Edouard Roger-Vasselin couldn't be happier with the way he and his partner Henri Kontinen performed throughout the week at the Stockholm Open. Roger-Vasselin, 35, and 29-year-old Kontinen saw off third-seeded Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares in the Stockholm final 6-4 6-2 to win their first team title in their debut appearance as a pair.

Roger-Vasselin and Kontinen earned the first break of the match in the 10th game to win the first set, before they claimed back-to-back breaks in the second set to seal a straight-set win. Pavic and Soares, who won it all at the Shanghai Masters a week ago, entered the Stockholm final as the favorites but failed to win back-to-back titles.

"It was the first time we played together and the first time for me here in Stockholm, so definitely a great week,” Roger-Vasselin said after the final, per the ATP website. “We played probably one of our best matches today. We knew that our opponents were very strong, winning in Shanghai… It was a perfect week."