Mexican Hans Hach Verdugo and USA’s John Isner have captured the Los Cabos doubles title after beating Hunter Reese and Sam Verbeek 5-7 6-2 10-4. Reese and Verbeek saved a set point on their serve in the 10th game, before claiming the first break of the match in the 11th game.
Reese and Verbeek then served out for the opener in the following game. After losing the second set, Hach Verdugo and Isner broke Reese and Verbeek two times to comfortably win the second set and force a decider. The key moment of the match tie-break was when Hach Verdugo and Isner won four points in a row to take a 5-1 lead.
Hach Verdugo and Isner then realized their second match point to complete a comeback win. “It’s fun to play with somebody who you know. Sometimes us doubles guys, we switch different partners,” Hach Verdugo said.
“But when you play with somebody who you know, somebody who is easygoing, it’s just very fun and enjoyable and I think that’s when you play your best.”
Isner also enjoyed playing with Hach Verdugo
“I think the partnership worked very well because we’re very good friends.
Both of us on court are very easygoing. Neither one of us put pressure on each other and on top of that, I think our games complement each other very well,” Isner said. “Of course my serve is pretty good and Hans has fantastic returns, and especially today.
He was the best player on the court of all four players and I was lucky to have him on my team, so it worked out.” Elsewhere, Fernando Romboli and David Vega Hernandez won Umag after beating Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic 6-3 7-5.
Romboli and Vega Hernandez earned the first break of the match in the eighth game, before serving out for the opener in the following game. Romboli and Vega Hernandez blew an early second set break but Brkic and Cacic again in the 11th game, before serving out for the match in the following game. Meanwhile in Gstaad, Marc-Andrea Huesler and Dominic Stricker beat Szymon Walkow and Jan Zielinski 6-1 7-6 (7).
This Report by “DZEVAD MESIC”