Kevin Krawietz, Wesley Koolhof react to winning Munich doubles title



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Kevin Krawietz, Wesley Koolhof react to winning Munich doubles title

German doubles specialist Kevin Krawietz was thrilled after winning the Munich doubles title with his partner Wesley Koolhof. Krawietz and Koolhof, seeded at No. 1, recovered from a set down to beat No. 3 seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 4-6 6-4 10-5 in the Munich doubles final.

Krawietz and Koolhof were playing together for the first time and made it all the way in their debut tournament. "It feels amazing and I feel proud to have won a tournament at home,” Krawietz told ATPTour.com.

“At the beginning, it was a little bit tricky because we got a break with some good returns, but then they came back. Wesley played an amazing Match Tie-break”.

Krawietz and Koolhof lost only set en route to winning the title

“I feel very good.

It was a tough match and tough conditions, waiting almost three hours to start, then a 30-minute rain delay. The break changed things in our favour. I started with a good return in the Match Tie-break, then made two good first serves at 3-0.

The start was crucial in our favour," Koolhof said. Elsewhere, Hugo Nys and Tim Puetz beat Luke Bambridge and Dom Inglot 7-5 3-6 10-3 in the Estoril Open doubles final. "We are very, very happy… We have known each other for a very long time and we have just recently decided to play more tournaments together,” Puetz said.

“It has been a really good start. We won a Challenger at the beginning of the year, made the semi-finals in Marbella and now won here. “We just want to keep improving… This is a really great week and it is a very [good] tournament.

We have beaten four very good teams… I am definitely very happy and I am sure Hugo feels the same”. Nys added: “We played four big teams and this one in the final was a big team as well. They were serving pretty well… We managed to stay calm during the whole match, even though we [were] a set and a break up and lost the second set. In bad moments, we were very strong. We had a good attitude and that is what made the difference in the end”.