Mexican Hans Hach Verdugo and American John Isner were already neighbours, who live three doors apart in Dallas, Texas. Now, the good friends can say they won an ATP Tour doubles title together.

Hach Verdugo and Isner made a perfect team debut at the Mifel Open, where they defeated American Hunter Reese and Dutchman Sem Verbeek 5-7, 6-2, 10-4 on Saturday to lift the trophy.

“It’s fun to play with somebody who you know. Sometimes us doubles guys, we switch different partners,” Hach Verdugo said. “But when you play with somebody who you know, somebody who is easygoing, it’s just very fun and enjoyable and I think that’s when you play your best.”

How To Watch

The wild cards won Match Tie-breaks in two of their four matches, and in the championship match they saved four of the five break points they faced to triumph after one hour and 26 minutes.

“I think the partnership worked very well because we’re very good friends. Both of us on court are very easygoing. Neither one of us put pressure on each other and on top of that, I think our games complement each other very well,” Isner said. “Of course my serve is pretty good and Hans has fantastic returns, and especially today. He was the best player on the court of all four players and I was lucky to have him on my team, so it worked out.”

Hach Verdugo is the second Mexican to triumph in Los Cabos, joining Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, who lifted the trophy with Marcelo Arevalo in 2018. This was Isner’s sixth ATP Tour doubles trophy, with his most recent victory coming at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open alongside Jack Sock

Reese and Verbeek were both competing in their first tour-level final. This was their second ATP Tour event as a pair.

More stories like this in:



Source link