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10-15-2017 04:28 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Henri Kontinen

henkka
10-15-2017 08:06 AM
TNX1.0E6TOPCA
Re: Henri Kontinen

a week later...

Henri Kontinen and John Peers lift their first trophy at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.



Sunday, 15 October 2017

Kontinen/Peers Clinch Second Masters 1000 Crown In Shanghai


Top seeds improve to 9-1 together in doubles finals


Better late than never. One year after coming up just short of lifting the trophy, Henri Kontinen and John Peers have their title at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Top seeds Kontinen and Peers defeated second seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4, 6-2 to emerge victorious in Shanghai, claiming their second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title as a team. The Finnish-Aussie duo had fallen to John Isner and Jack Sock in last year's final, but needed just 69 minutes to dispatch Kubot and Melo on Sunday.

Kontinen and Peers have enjoyed great success on Chinese soil this month, having captured the title at the China open in Beijing last week. Now riding a seven-match win streak, they move to within 360 points of Kubot and Melo for the top spot in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London. Both teams have already punched their tickets to the Nitto ATP Finals.

Kontinen and Peers were overwhelming off the ground in Sunday's final. A quick break for 2-1 set the tone in the first set, as the Finn struck a forehand winner to edge ahead. Kubot and Melo did well to escape from a 0/40 deficit two games later, but were unable to dent their opponents' serves.

A Peers smash at the net earned the top seeds the decisive break for 3-2 in the second set and Kontinen would later strike down an ace to seal the victory.

Kontinen and Peers improved to a staggering 9-1 as a team in tour-level finals. They are now 4-0 in 2017, adding to triumphs at the Australian Open and at the ATP World Tour 500 events in Washington and Beijing. It was their second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 victory as well, having previously prevailed in Paris last year.

Individually, Kontinen won his 17th doubles title and Peers captured his 15th. They split $352,060 in prize money and extend their FedEx ATP Head2Head lead to 3-1 over their Polish-Brazilian rivals.

10-09-2017 06:26 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Henri Kontinen

henkka
10-09-2017 06:28 AM
TNX1.0E6TOPCA
Re: Henri Kontinen



Henri Kontinen and John Peers lift their third team trophy of the season, in Beijing.

Revenge Is Sweet For Beijing Champs Kontinen/Peers

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Henri Kontinen and John Peers continued their dominant run in ATP World Tour doubles finals, improving to 8-1 as a team with victory at the China Open on Sunday.

The top seeds edged American duo John Isner and Jack Sock 6-3, 3-6, 10/7, prevailing after one hour and 10 minutes in Beijing. Kontinen and Peers added a second ATP World Tour 500 level crown to their trophy haul, having triumphed at the Citi Open in Washington in August. Also the champions at the Australian Open to open the year, they split $196,420 in prize money.

The No. 2 team in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London, the Finnish-Aussie duo pull to within 760 points of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo for the top spot. Both teams have already punched their tickets to The O2 for the Nitto ATP Finals.

"All the tournaments we play are tough fields," added Kontinen. "It's a third title for us this year. Not as many as last year, but I feel like we're playing even more solid. To get another one in the bag is great."

Revenge was sweet for Kontinen and Peers on Sunday afternoon at the National Tennis Center. One year after falling to Isner and Sock in the final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, they would avenge their only defeat in a final. The top seeds seized the lone break of the first set for 4-2, while their unseeded opponents converted their only break for 4-2 in the second. In the Match Tie-break, it was Kontinen and Peers claiming the first mini-break for 4/2 and remaining steady to the finish line.

"It's definitely great to get the win here in Beijing," said Peers. "It's been a great first week in Asia and it's definitely nice to get one back on Jack and John, after losing in the final in Shanghai last year. We always know it's a really tough match."

Individually, Kontinen moved to 16-4 in doubles finals, while Peers is now 14-11. It was also their second victories on Asian soil, with the Finn previously prevailing in Kuala Lumpur in 2015 (w/Huey), while the Aussie had lifted the Bangkok trophy in 2013 (w/J Murray).

08-06-2017 07:36 AM
Mae
Re: Henri Kontinen

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Originally Posted by Sombrerero loco View Post
i am still his best fan
And he just won yet another Doubles Title
08-06-2017 07:34 AM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Henri Kontinen

i am still his best fan :P
08-05-2017 04:06 AM
Mae
Re: Henri Kontinen

We needed you in here when we were talking about it. I remembered that you were a big fan of his
08-04-2017 03:06 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Henri Kontinen

it says never say never(in english). he has had it since he was playing singles, so quite a long time ago
08-03-2017 09:58 PM
Mae
Re: Henri Kontinen

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Originally Posted by csillag View Post
Okay, so this was bothering me all day (because I'm and like to fixate on unimportant details), and finally I had the idea to google it in Finnish instead of English. Apparently the tattoo says "Never say never" (source).
Good job I never thought of doing that at all! And I agree "Never say never"
08-03-2017 05:36 PM
csillag
Re: Henri Kontinen

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I agree that he is cute, but normally you can find information on the internet about player's tattoos. But apparently not for him
Okay, so this was bothering me all day (because I'm and like to fixate on unimportant details), and finally I had the idea to google it in Finnish instead of English. Apparently the tattoo says "Never say never" (source).
08-03-2017 02:14 PM
Mae
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Originally Posted by csillag View Post
Yeah, me neither, I even looked through a good number of pictures on google but the ones where the tattoo is visible are too small. (At least he's cute so it wasn't a totally wasted effort. )
I agree that he is cute, but normally you can find information on the internet about player's tattoos. But apparently not for him
08-03-2017 05:58 AM
csillag
Re: Henri Kontinen

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I have no idea and I couldn't find any information about it on the internet.
Yeah, me neither, I even looked through a good number of pictures on google but the ones where the tattoo is visible are too small. (At least he's cute so it wasn't a totally wasted effort. )
08-02-2017 10:17 PM
Mae
Re: Henri Kontinen

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Originally Posted by csillag View Post
Apologies for a totally random bump, but I'm curious, what does the tattoo on his left wrist say?
I have no idea and I couldn't find any information about it on the internet.
08-02-2017 07:26 PM
csillag
Re: Henri Kontinen

Apologies for a totally random bump, but I'm curious, what does the tattoo on his left wrist say?
02-08-2017 04:23 AM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Henri Kontinen

henkka
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