Australia’s John Peers and Michael Venus delivered a good performance in the Geneva Open final on Saturday and lifted their first title of the season.
Peers and Venus, seeded at No. 2, handed a 6-2 7-5 loss to Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez in the Geneva doubles final.
The two teams were tied at one game apiece after the opening two games but then Peers and Venus claimed back-to-back breaks and won four games in a row to take a 5-1 lead.
Peers and Venus failed to serve out for the set in the seventh game but claimed their third break of the set in the eighth game to win the opener.
After winning the first set, Peers and Venus made a nice start to the second set as they earned the first break of the set in the second game.
But their lead was short-lived as Bolelli and Gonzalez broke back in the third game.
Bolelli and Gonzalez failed to convert a break point in the ninth game but saved a match point on their serve in the 10th game.
Peers and Venus also faced a break point in the 11th game but again managed to save.
Peers and Venus then broke Bolelli and Gonzalez in the 12th game after realizing their fourth match point.
Peers and Venus remain perfect in finals
Peers and Venus claimed two wins in straight sets and two wins in three sets en route to winning Geneva.
“It was definitely a tough week,” Peers told ATPTour.com. “We tried three times to get on court for our first match [against Marcelo Arevalo and Matwe Middelkoop] and the ground staff did an incredible job to get the courts ready. It was a nice, sunny day for the final and it was good fun.”
Peers and Venus have never lost a final together as now they are 4-0 in finals.
“I didn’t know we had a 4-0 record in finals! It shows that when we’re confident and playing well good things happen. Hopefully we can use this confidence going forwards,” Venus said.