The pair formed by Romanian tennis player Horia Tecau and Dutch player Jean-Julien Rojer has won, on Saturday, the doubles' event of the 482,060-dollar ATP tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, after defeating the Colombian pair formed by Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah with the score of 2-6, 7-6 (9), 10-6.
Tecau and Rojer, the main favorites, obtained victory after playing one hour and 51 minutes against the second favorites, this being their second title in 2017, after the one won in Dubai.
The South Americans dominated the first set, in which they were led by 1-0, later taking three games in a row, managing another series of three games after losing one. The second set was balanced, and the two team went head to head, ending up in a tie break. Tecau and Rojer nearly lost the match at 5-6, but managed to close the set 11-9.
In the super tie break, the South Americans led by 1-0, and later by 3-2, but lost three points in a row to the Romanian-Dutch pair. At 5-4, Tecau and Rojer added 3 points in a row to go to 8-4, the match ending at 10-6 for the Romanian/Dutch pair.
The Romanian-Dutch pair now leads 2-1 in direct matches, the South Americans coming out as victors in 2014, in the round of 16 in Shanghai, while the Tecau/Rojer came out on top in 2015 in Miami, also in the round of 16.
Tecau and Rojer will receive a check worth 26,110 euro and 250 ATP points. Tecau and Rojer came to Geneva following three consecutive defeats (Barcelona, Madrid and Rome).
The Colombians have two titles to their name this year, in Buenos Aires and Munich, both on clay courts.