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Rojer/Tecau Capture Second Major Title In New York

Perseverance pays off. Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau haven’t had the easiest of times in the past 18 months, but the pair have come good over the past three weeks and their red-hot form has carried them to their second Grand Slam championship crown at the US Open. Rojer and Tecau defeated Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4, 6-3 in the final at Flushing Meadows on Friday. It is the climax of a 10-match winning run for the duo, who came into the US Open on the back of their 15th tour-level team crown at the Winston-Salem Open. They have only dropped two sets during that period. Full article & video:Β  

Mutua Madrid: Copil, Halep, Cirstea, Begu

What a day at MMOpen… for Romanian tennis. First, Miss Halep twists and turns, plays around and by the end manages to win against Roberta Vinci 6-3; 2-6; 7-6(2).  Up next Miss Cirstea played just under one hour against Cathrine Bellis and won 6-3; 6-2.  Miss Begu got us all nervous in her match against Johanna Larsson. She lost first set but then got back in the game and won second and third set. Final score: 4-6; 7-6(5); 6-3. Last but not least and probably the most expected match of the day, Mr. Marius Copil  facing world number one, Mr. Andy Murray. The best player in the world at the moment had some difficulty during the match and congratulated Marius at the end. The match was great, the score was also good: 6-4; 6-3. Also, have to mention that Copil’s first serve was an Ace. Loved it!!!  Well played to all! Keep up the good work! We’re so proud!  Photo credit: Andrei Mlendea Facebook profile

Mutua Madrid: Copil

Romanian superstar Marius Copil goes into the second round after winning 3 set match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6(6); 4-6; 7-6(9). Marius will meet World number 1, Andy Murray next. Mucha suerte, Marius! πŸ™‚

Barcelona Open: Mergea

Florin Mergea and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi celebrate their first ATP World Tour doubles title as a team. Β© Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Florin Mergea of Romania and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan won their first ATP World Tour doubles title as a team on Sunday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Mergea/Qureshi dismissed the German/Austrian pairing of Philipp Petzschner and Alexander Peya 6-4, 6-3 in a battle between unseeded pairings at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, the oldest Spanish tennis club

Dubai Championships: Tecau

Rojer/Tecau Return To Winners’ Circle With Dubai Crown Duo wins first title of the season Former ATP Finals champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau ended their title drought on Saturday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The Dutch-Romanian duo rallied past Marcin Matkowski and Rohan Bopanna 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 in one hour and 20 minutes to lift the trophy, firing six aces and saving three of four break points. Rojer and Tecau claimed their first ATP World Tour title since the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open, clinching a 13th crown in total as a team. Two years removed from their triumph at The O2 in London, the tandem are looking to hit their stride once again. They have won titles at five different ATP World Tour 500 events, also including Washington, Beijing and Valencia in 2014 and Rotterdam in 2015. Rojer and Tecau take home $157,570 in prize money and 500 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points. For the Dutchman, it was his 22nd individual doubles title, improving to 5-3 in 500-level finals. His Romanian partner …