Arevalo/Rojer Finish Strong To Book Toronto Final Berth

  • Posted: Aug 12, 2023

Arevalo/Rojer Finish Strong To Book Toronto Final Berth

Salvadoran-Dutch duo chasing maiden ATP Masters 1000 crown in Canada

Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer raised their game spectacularly amidst the tension of a Match Tie-break Saturday to reach their maiden ATP Masters 1000 final as a team at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers.

The Salvadoran-Dutch pair prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 against Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos in Toronto to book a championship-match appointment against Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury or Kevin Krawietz/Tim Puetz. Arevalo and Rojer won eight of the final 10 points from 2/3 in the Match Tie-break against Granollers and Zeballos to complete a 93-minute semi-final win.

The six-time ATP Tour champion team Arevalo and Rojer delivered a strong returning display to notch their second victory in three Lexus ATP Head2Head meetings with Granollers and Zeballos. They carved out seven break points across the three sets, although they were only able to convert one as their opponents forced the Match Tie-break.

Arevalo and Rojer’s previous victory against Granollers and Zeballos came at the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals. Their performances in Toronto this week have boosted their chances of qualifying for the prestigious season finale for a second straight year: Arevalo and Rojer have so far risen three spots to 11th in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings as a result of their run at Sobeys Stadium.

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