Erste Bank Open 500 Sunday Tennis Results

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Erste Open Tennis News

Erste Bank Open 500
Vienna, Austria


Singles – Final
[1] D. Ferrer (ESP) d S. Johnson (USA) 46 64 75

Doubles – Final
L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) d [2] J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS) 46 76(3) 10-6
– David Ferrer defeated Steve Johnson in Vienna for the Erste Bank Open trophy.
– Ferrer, hoping to clinch one of the two remaining spots at next month’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, has now captured 26 ATP World Tour titles.
– Johnson was appearing in his first ATP World Tour final, while Ferrer was contesting his 51st championship match.
– First-time pairing Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo captured the Erste Bank Open doubles title.
– Kubot and Melo recovered from a set and 2-4 deficit to beat second seeds Jamie Murray and John Peers.
– With the win, Melo is set to become No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings on 2 November.

Ferrer:”It was a very tough match and difficult to beat Steve, who has a good serve and played aggressively throughout the match. I waited for my opportunity and my experience counted. He also had his chance to win the tournament. Steve is playing very well, he’s beaten a lot of good players this week.”

Johnson: “He just had a bit more experience. I had some looks at 5-4 [in the third set], then at 5-5 he played a couple of incredible shots. I had an awesome week and am super-proud about how I played. I’m not going to be sad about this week and I look forward to the rest of the year. I have gained a lot of confidence and will work hard in the off season, because I know I can beat these guys.”

Kubot: “It’s an amazing feeling, following surgery in May and the decision to focus solely on doubles. I couldn’t find a permanent partner this year, after I came back, so I am very happy to have won one of my favourite tournaments. I’m glad they got [ATP World Tour] 500-level status, because they really do deserve it as an indoor tournament. It’s my fourth title of the year, with my fourth different partner on four different surfaces. I am very happy to have played with Marcelo, maintaining his momentum. Our opponents had everything under control, but we took our chances and won the last point.”

Melo: “I’m living the dream, playing three tournaments and winning 500, 1000 and 500 [Emirates ATP Rankings] points again. There was a lot of pressure on my shoulders to become No. 1, this is a tough achievement. I am a really lucky guy to [soon-to-be] No. 1 with the Bryans still around.”

ATP World Tour 500
Vienna, Austria
Wiener Stadthalle
19-25 October, 2015
€1,745,040 (TFC €2,324,045)

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