Horacio Zeballos, Marcel Granollers react to winning Madrid doubles crown

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Horacio Zeballos, Marcel Granollers react to winning Madrid doubles crown

Argentine Horacio Zeballos was glad that he won the Madrid Masters doubles title with Spaniard Horacio Zeballos and he was also happy that he had a chance to play in front of fans once again. Zeballos and Granollers recovered from a set down in the Madrid Masters final to beat Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic 1-6 6-3 10-8.

It was the first title of the season for Zeballos and Granollers as earlier this season they finished runners-up in Acapulco. “It was very beautiful to play in front of a crowd once again," Zeballos said, per the ATP websitel.

"To hear fans shouting your name or applauding a nice point is always great and it fills you with pride. It’s been a great week and of course, winning the title feels even better. Madrid always has a great enthusiasm for sports and tennis in general, so I felt really comfortable this week and I’ve enjoyed it a lot”.

Zeballos and Granollers created a big comeback

Mektic and Pavic were a set away from winning their sixth title of the season. "These things happen in doubles," Granollers said. "They were doing very, very well in the first set and didn’t give us any options.

It seemed like we weren’t able to find a way to put them under pressure. But with the format of doubles, once you find your chance on the opponent’s serve you can take control of the match and then there’s a Match Tie-break.

Even when it seems like you can’t find a way, you’re still alive in the match if you just hold serve. That’s what we tried to do and whenever they made a mistake, we tried to take advantage. "I’m very pleased to win here in Madrid, it’s an incredible feeling. Winning here in 2019 [Davis Cup] and again today have been the most beautiful experiences of my career."