ATP Doubles: Sander Gille, Joran Vliegen win inaugural Singapore title

Belgium’s Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen delivered a dominant performance in the Singapore doubles final to lift their first title of the season. 

Gille and Vliegen, seeded at No. 1, dropped just five games in the final as they easily saw off Australia’s Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith 6-2 6-3. 

Gille and Vliegen got off to a quick 3-0 first-set lead, before they claimed their se e real of the match in the eighth game to win the opener. 

Gille and Vliegen then made an outstanding start to the second set, having won the first five games of the set. 

Ebden and Smith managed to get one break back and reduce the to 5-3 but that was all as Gille and Vliegen routinely served out for the match in the ninth game. 

Gille and Vliegen dominant in Singapore 

Gille and Vliegen didn’t drop a single set en route to winning it all as they claimed four wins in straight sets in Singapore. 

Elsewhere, top-seeded Henri Kontinen and Edouard Roger-Vasselin defeated Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski in the Montpellier final to win their first crown of the season. 

Kontinen and Roger-Vasselin put up a good performance on Sunday in Montpellier as they earned a straight-set win over Erlich and Vasilevski 6-2 7-5. 

Kontinen and Roger-Vasselin claimed the first break of the match in the fourth game, before earning their second break in the eighth game to win the opener. 

Erlich and Vasilevski put up a much better fight in the second set as they saved a total of five break points, before losing their serve in the key 12th game. 

In the last doubles final of the week, Rafael Matos and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves defeated Romain Arneodo and Benoit Paire to win Cordoba. 

Matos and Meligeni Rodrigues Alves stormed past Arneodo and Paire as they claimed a 6-4 6-1 win in the Cordoba final. 

After failing to convert break points in three games, Matos and Meligeni Rodrigues Alves claimed the first break of the match in the 10th game to win the opener. 

After losing their serve in the 10th game of the second set, Arneodo and Paire’s game fell apart as Matos and Meligeni Rodrigues Alves easily won the second set to book a straight-set win. 

Gille and Vliegen delivered a dominant performance against Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith.

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