ATP Finals: Kontinen, Peers retain doubles crown

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Finland's Henri Kontinen and Australia's John Peers hold the trophy after winning their men's doubles final match against Brazil's Marcelo Melo and Poland's Lukasz Kubot at the ATP World Tour Finals

Henri Kontinen and John Peers
brushed aside top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4, 6-2 to retain
their ATP Finals doubles crown on Sunday. The
Finnish-Australian pairing came into the match with a 3-1 head-to head
record against their opponents, winning the past two meetings in
Washington and Shanghai, although they lost this year’s Wimbledon
semi-final.

A single break of serve in
the fifth game of the first set was enough for Kontinen and Peers to
take the opener 6-4 against their Polish-Brazilian opponents.
In
the second set, Kontinen and Peers broke in the first game to establish
an iron grip on the match at London’s O2 Arena and repeated the feat in
the fifth game and there was no way back for Kubot and Melo.
The number two seeds impressed on serve, winning 89 percent of points on first serve throughout the match.
Kontinen and Peers won a total of 63 points against 42 for their opponents in a one-sided contest.

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