London, November 19: Lucasz Copot and Marcelo Melo end the four-year ATP Tour and Partnership season with a thrilling win on Thursday, finishing off the start of Dutchman Wesley Kollhoff and Croatian Nikola Mektic unbeaten in the Players’ Union Finals Professional tennis.
The 2017 finalists saved three of the four break points to defeat Kohlhof and Miktek 6-4, 6-7 (2), 10-8 in 1 hour 44 minutes. Kopot of Poland and Milo of Brazil were eliminated from the semi-final match on Tuesday, but they raised their game to 200 FedEx ATP doubles ranking.. . The eighth seed finished his fourth consecutive appearance on The O2 with a 1-2 record in the quarterfinals.
On the other hand, Andrey Rublev finished his first appearance in the ATP Finals on Thursday with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Dominic Thiem.. . The Russian, who knocked out of the semi-final match on Tuesday, had 80 percent of first serve points (28/35) to end his impressive ATP Tour campaign with a record of 41-10.. .
Rublev has now won three games in a row against Tim and leads the ATP Head2Head Series against the Austrian for the first time (3-2).
After the match, both Cubot and Milo were affected. Confirming that it was their last match on Instagram, Milo wrote, “Thanks, Kobe! We had a lot of good feelings during our partnership, today it was no different.. We finish our team but keep friends forever!
« Here, of course, is a very special tournament. Of course [Nitto ATP] Finals, we do everything to be here. [It represents] an achievement in life, an achievement as a team, and I am happy to be here many times, ”Mello said in an interview..
« For us to be in a place with the top eight singles players and the best eight doubles is very special.. Today was another day. It was very special. Unfortunately we didn’t qualify [to the semi-finals] but we ended the win.
Cubot and Milo finished the season with a record 21-13. The Polish-Brazilian tandem won two ATP 500 titles this year in Acapulco and Vienna. They raised 14 tournament trophies during their partnership, including 2017 Wimbledon and in four ATP Masters 1000 events.
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