ATP Stockholm: Santiago Gonzalez, Andres Molteni dominate final to capture title

Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni captured the Stockholm Open doubles title after beating Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-2 6-2. 

Gonzalez and Molteni made a good start to the match, having claimed the first break of the match in the fourth game. 

It didn’t take long for Gonzalez and Molteni to claim another break as they broke Qureshi and Riker in the eighth game to seal the opener. 

After easily winning the first set, Gonzalez and Molteni started the second set with a 2-0 lead..

Qureshi and Rojer broke back in the third game but continued to struggle to gold on to their serve as they got broken again in the fourth game. 

Gonzalez and Molteni earned their fifth break of the match in the eighth game to book a straight-set win.

Gonzalez and Molteni win their second ATP team title 

Gonzalez and Molteni won the Szczezin Challenger before winning their maiden ATP team title in Nur-Sultan. 

Gonzalez and Molteni dropped just one set en route to winning Stockholm this week..

Now, it’s all set for the Stockholm singles final between Denis Shapovalov and Tommy Paul..

No. 3 seed Shapovalov made his second Stockholm final after beating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 7-5. 

“I am very happy to have played exceptional tennis today,” said Shapovalov. “Felix is an incredible player, so I knew I had to come out and play big. We know each other well. It definitely means a lot to reach the final.”

Shapovalov and Paul have no previous clashes. 

“It’s crazy that it’s our first meeting ever,” said Shapovalov. “We grew up in juniors together, he was a couple of years older. I am a big fan of his game and it was only a matter of time before he came up with a week like this. We’re big shot-makers, so it should be fun.”

It remains to be seen if Shapovalov can beat Paul and capture his second title at the Stockholm Open.

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