Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin Continue Turin Chase With Basel Title

  • Posted: Oct 29, 2023

Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin Continue Turin Chase With Basel Title

Third seeds claim fourth title of 2023

Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin moved closer to a Nitto ATP Finals berth on Sunday when they won the Swiss Indoors Basel title. The third seeds rallied past Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski 6-7(8), 7-6(3), 10-1 to triumph at the ATP 500 event.

Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin are in fifth place in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings as they try to secure their qualification for the season finale in their first full year as a duo. They have now won four titles in 2023, emerging victorious at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Miami, Marseille, Los Cabos and Basel.

“I think it all started with the golf,” Roger-Vasselin said, cracking a laugh. “We play golf together a lot. We have family, we have the same age of kids, so we kind of have the same age as well. We hang out well outside of the court and obviously on court I think our games match well together.

“It’s been a great year so far and we’re obviously very happy to win here in Basel.”

Gonzalez said during the trophy ceremony: “Thanks to my partner Eddy for a great week. We enjoyed playing in Basel. It’s not our first time here. I have some friends in Basel so I want to say hello to them. Thanks for coming out and cheering for us. Thanks to my wife and kids. They came from all the way from Mexico for this. And of course everybody here attending the final, it was great to play again in front of you guys.”

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Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin saved one match point in the second round against Harri Heliovaara and Mate Pavic. On Sunday, the Match Tie-break was far more straightforward.

“It’s not the first time we played each other this year, except the first match you guys crushed us,” Zielinski said. “It was hell of a battle. Congrats to you, congrats to your team and you guys are great players who deserve it and good luck for the rest of the season.”

Gonzalez is now a 22-time tour-level champion and Roger-Vasselin has claimed 27 tour-level trophies in his career.

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