Doumbia/Reboul Claim Maiden ATP Tour Title In Chengdu

  • Posted: Sep 26, 2023

Doumbia/Reboul Claim Maiden ATP Tour Title In Chengdu

French duo was competing in second tour-level final as a team

Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul clinched their first ATP Tour title in thrilling fashion Tuesday, when they defeated Francisco Cabral and Rafael Matos 4-6, 7-5, 10-7 at the Chengdu Open.

French duo Doumbia and Reboul reeled off five consecutive points from 5/7 in the Match Tie-break to secure victory in one-hour, 52-minutes in China’s Sichuan province. The top seeds saved five of the six break points they faced to add a tour-level crown to the 15 ATP Challenger Tour titles they have won together since 2019.

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The 33-year-old Doumbia and 28-year-old Reboul reached three tour-level semi-finals in 2022 and came close to becoming champions at that level for the first time in February, when they reached the championship match in Cordoba. After finally tasting title success by dropping just two sets all week in Chengdu, the French pair improved to 23-17 for the 2023 season.

Currently 17th in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings, Doumbia and Reboul will next head to Kazakhstan to compete at the Astana Open. They will hope another deep run at an ATP 250 can maintain their momentum as they eye a late qualification charge for the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals.

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