Mexico’s Hans Hach Verdugo enjoyed playing doubles in Los Cabos with American tennis star John Isner.
Hach Verdugo and Isner, who were playing together for the first time team as a team, beat Hunter Reese and Sam Verbeek 5-7 6-2 10-4 to lift the Los Cabos doubles title.
“It’s fun to play with somebody who you know. Sometimes us doubles guys, we switch different partners,” Hach Verdugo said, per the ATP website. “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.”
Hach Verdugo and Isner have a good relationship as they live three doors apart in Dallas.
“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.”
Hach Verdugo and Isner claimed a comeback win
Hach Verdugo and Isner failed to convert any of their four break points in the sixth game but also saved a break point in the seventh game.
After failing to convert a set point in the 10th game, Hach Verdugo and Isner lost their serve in the 11th game.
Reese and Verbeek then routinely served out for the opener in the following game.
After losing the first set, Hach Verdugo and Isner bounced back well in the second set as they broke Reese and Verbeek twice to force a decider.
Early in the match tie-break, Hach Verdugo and Isner won four consecutive points to take a 5-1 lead.
A couple of points later, Hach Verdugo and Isner realized their second match point to complete a comeback win.