David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco win World Tour Finals title
David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco beat Bob and Mike Bryan 7-5 6-7(3) 10-7 to win the ATP World Tour Finals title
David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco reflected on “special” victory after beating Bob and Mike Bryan 7-5 6-7(3) 10-7 to win the ATP World Tour Finals doubles title.
The sixth seeds overcame the top seeds in one hour and 44 minutes at The O2 in London to become the third all-Spanish team to win the title on Monday.
“It was a special victory,” said Verdasco. “We’re going to go I think to a Spanish restaurant in South Kensington to enjoy the win with our family and friends.
“You don’t win a tournament like this every day. I am really going to try to enjoy it. I think it’s the best way to go on holidays.”
The duo shared $335,500 in prize money and 1,300 ranking points, while the Bryans – five-time finalists – split $195,500 and 800 points.
“I thought it was pretty good tennis,” said Mike Bryan. “We didn’t play poorly. They came up with the goods, especially when it mattered. They went for broke… hitting those forehands, like overheads.
“We could have done a few things different. All in all, [when] you get down to a Match Tie-break, which we’ve been playing all week, you’re dancing with the devil. It didn’t go our way there at the end.”