Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen Win Heineken Open Doubles Title

Updated: 17 January 2015 17:01 IST

Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen beat the British-Romanian pairing of Dominic Inglot and Florin Mergea 7-6 (1), 6-4.

Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen Win Heineken Open Doubles Title
Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen with doubles trophy. © AFP

Auckland:

India's Leander Paes and his South African partner Raven Klaasen, seeded fourth, beat Dominic Inglot and Florin Mergea to win the Heineken Open men's doubles title here on Saturday.

They beat the British-Romanian pairing 7-6 (1), 6-4 at the $519,395 hard court event for their first title this year.

It was the second consecutive final for Paes and Klassen, after finishing runners-up at the Chennai Open.

Stronger service helped the fourth seeds edge their opponentsin in the first set.

Both teams were poor with their breakpoints conversion and failed to grasp their chances and in the end it had to be decided in the tie-break.

The second set was again a close affair but Paes and Klaasen managed to convert two breakpoint opportunities out of five to take home the title.

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