William Blumberg and Miomir Kecmanovic will always remember their crew debut on the ATP Tour.
The American-Serbian pair defeated fourth seeds Raven Klaasen and Marcelo Melo 6-0, 6-1 on Saturday to win Abierto de Tenis Mifel title in Los Cabos.
Blumberg has been Klaasen and Melo’s kryptonite in current weeks. The previous College of North Carolina star teamed with Steve Johnson to defeat the veterans 6-4, 7-5 within the Newport remaining in July.
The unseeded Blumberg and Kecmanovic saved all 5 break factors they confronted whereas changing six of their 12 possibilities to elevate the trophy after 53 minutes.
It was a powerful run for the first-time tandem, which wanted a Match Tie-Break within the first three rounds. They upset prime seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni within the semi-finals.
Blumberg is now a three-time ATP Tour doubles titlist, together with his earlier two titles each coming in Newport. Kecmanovic is a first-time tour-level doubles champion, having entered the week with a 9-23 doubles report.
Did You Know?
Whereas this was their skilled debut as a duo, Blumberg and Kecmanovic performed a junior doubles occasion in 2015 collectively. They misplaced in straight units within the first spherical.
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