Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Qureshi and Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt defeated Austria’s Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic of Croatia to win the ATP Antalya Doubles Title.
The Pak-Swede duo won the first set 7-5 and were leading 4-1 in the second set when Marach and Pavic retired in the second set.
“I feel super happy. To win my third title this year and my first team title with Robert is great. I’ve been to Turkey many times and this is my first time in Antalya. I think it was a great event for the first year. I hope we can have it here for a few more years because I’d love to come back and defend my title,” Qureshi said.
Lindstedt/Qureshi made their debut together teamed in Antalya for the first time this season. They played tough games in order to qualify for the finals and saved a match point in the semi-final against Jonathan Erlich and Nikola Mektic.
According to ATP World Tour, Qureshi has won titles this year in Auckland (w/Matkowski) and Barcelona (w/Mergea), while Lindstedt was playing his first final of 2017. Lindstedt/Qureshi earned 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €23,780.
Story first published: 30th June 2017