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”.