I posted this in the Oli thread, but figured it ought to go here as well
DOUBLES REVIEW - MARACH-MERTINAK CAPTURE FIRST ATP TITLE TOGETHER
No. 4 seeds Oliver Marach of Austria and Michal Mertinak of the Slovak Republic defeated No. 2 seeds Martin Garcia and Sebastian Prieto of Argentina 7-6(2), 7-6(8) in Saturday's doubles final.
Marach and Mertinak teamed up for the first time and they defeated top seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the semifinals. It was Marach's first career ATP title and the fourth for Mertinak, the second of the season (Umag).
Garcia and Prieto were appearing in their seventh career ATP final together (1-6), including their fifth (1-4) of the season. They captured the Buenos Aires title in February and were finalists in Estoril, Bastad and Sopot (all on clay).
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:
Oliver Marach: "I'm glad we won our first title together here this week. We took the decision to play together in Bucharest like three or four weeks ago. Unfortunately I was injured before the tournament
and I didn't know until a few days before the start of the event if I would be able to play. It went very well here, we beat four good teams. Today was a great match against Garcia-Prieto with a lot of great rallies. I hope that we'll play a few more events together this year and we've already decided to team-up again for a few tournaments next season
About beating the No.1 and 2 seeds en route to the title: "We played very solid against Fyrstenberg-Matkowski and it wasn't their best day. We played our game and didn't give them the chance to come back into the match. Today it was a very close match, they broke us in the first game and we had to fight back. They played very well and I'm glad we managed to win the two tie-breaks."