Arneodo/Nys Save 2 M.P., Celebrate First Title In Los Cabos
Romain Arneodo and Hugo Nys clinched their first ATP Tour doubles title in dramatic fashion on Saturday at the Abierto de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex in Los Cabos. The unseeded duo saved two championship points to topple top seeds Dominic Inglot and Austin Krajicek 7-5, 5-7, 16-14.
“We’ve been working a lot so now we can just enjoy. I think we deserved it. It was a tough week, and we ended up with the trophy so we’re very happy,” Nys said.
Arneodo/Nys fought back from 2-5 down in the opening set, but Inglot/Krajicek rallied from being an early break down in the second set to force a Match Tie-break. Five championship points came and went for Arneodo/Nys in the Match Tie-break before they saved two against them at 11/12 and 12/13. The unseeded pair couldn’t convert a sixth opportunity at 14/13, but closed out the match on their seventh try after one hour and 58 minutes.
The duo from Monaco needed a Match Tie-break in all four of their victories this week. They have primarily played on the ATP Challenger Tour this season, with both Arneodo and Nys picking up three titles.
Inglot/Krajicek were seeking their second consecutive ATP Tour doubles title after saving two championship points to prevail last week at the BB&T Atlanta Open (d. Bryan/Bryan). They won their first tour-level title as a team this June in ’s-Hertogenbosch (d. Daniell/Koolhof).
Arneodo/Nys picked up 250 ATP Doubles Rankings points and split $43,120. Inglot/Krajicek earned 150 ATP Doubles Rankings points and split $22,100.