Hugo Nys and Tim Puetz were in great spirits after stunning No. 1 seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the Lyon final. Nys and Puetz, seeded at No. 4, claimed a 6-4 5-7 10-8 win over Herbert and Mahut to lift the Lyon doubles title.
Nys and Puetz realized the first break point of the match in the ninth game, before serving out for the opener in the following game. Herbert and Mahut blew an early second-set break but broke Nys and Puetz for the second time in the 12th game to force a decider.
However, Nys and Puetz kept their focus after losing the second set as they converted their first match point in the match tie-break. "I'm happy because it's our second title in a row," Nys said, per the ATP website.
"It is always nice to play in France in front of this crowd. It is the end of a very, very good week against the best team of the past decade so of course very, very happy."
Nys and Puetz win back-to-back titles
Earlier this month, Nys and Pietz won it all at the Estoril Open.
"We had a really good week," Puetz said. "We beat good teams, we played good tennis the whole week. It came down to a couple points here and there. It could have gone either way and we were lucky to come out on top."
Meanwhile in the Lyon singles final, Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Cameron Norrie 6-3 6-3. “I felt in good shape from the beginning of the tournament. I am proud of today’s match, I knew it would be a difficult one against Cameron who has been showing great tennis this week,” Tsitsipas said on court.
“He has been winning against good players and showing what the left hand can do on clay. It was not an easy match today, I had to handle the nerves and I am proud of my performance and the way I stayed focussed towards my goal”.