ATP Doubles: Wesley Koolhof, Kevin Krawietz beat No. 3 seeds for Munich title

Top-seeded Wesley Koolhof and Kevin Krawietz beat No. 3 seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen to win the BMW Open in Munich. 

Koolhof and Krawietz recovered from a set down to beat the Belgian duo 4-6 6-4 10-5. 

Koolhof and Krawietz earned the first break of the match in the opening game but got broken back in the following game.

Koolhof and Krawietz had three more break points in the third game but failed to convert.

Koolhof and Krawietz paid the price for not realizing their chances as Gille and Vliegen claimed a break in the 10th game to win the opener.

Koolhof and Krawietz broke Gille and Vliegen in the third game to take a 2-1 lead in the second set but again got broken back in the following game.

However, Koolhof and Krawietz kept their focus as they broke Gille and Vliegen again in the fifth game and this time held their serve the rest of the way to force a third set.

Koolhof and Krawietz delivered in the match tie-break 

Koolhof and Krawietz won the opening three points of the match tie-break, before taking a comfortable 9-2 lead.

Gille and Vliegen saved three consecutive match points but couldn’t do the same on the fourth as Koolhof and Krawietz captured their maiden team title.

Koolhof and Krawietz were playing together for the first time this week in Munich.

Elsewhere, Hugo Nys and Tim Puetz beat Luke Bambridge and Dom Inglot 7-5 3-6 10-3 in the Estoril Open final.

Nys and Puetz earned the first break of the match in the 11th game and then saved a break point in the following game to win the opener.

Nys and Puetz started the second set with a break but Bambridge and Inglot responded with back-to-back breaks to take a 4-1 lead.

Bambridge and Inglot served out for the second in the ninth game. 

The key moment of the match tie-break was when Nys and Puetz won five points in a row to take an 8-2 lead. 

Nys and Puetz then realized their first match point to seal their first Estoril title.

In the Munich singles final, Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili beat home favorite Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 7-6 (5) to claim his maiden Munich title.

In Estoril, Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie are set to fight for the title. 

Norrie is aiming to lift his maiden ATP singles title.

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