Western & Southern Open Sunday Men’s Tennis Results

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Western & Southern Open Tennis News
Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, U.S.A.


Singles – Final
[12] M. Cilic (CRO) d [1] A. Murray (GBR) 64 75

Doubles – Final
[4] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA) d [5] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 76(5) 67(5) 10-6

– Marin Cilic stunned top seed and two-time Cincinnati champion Andy Murray to win his 15th tour-level title.
– It was just the fifth Masters 1000 title won by a player outside of the Big Four of Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal since 2010 (54 of 59).
– Cilic joins the foursome and Stan Wawrinka as the only active players to win both a Grand Slam and a Masters 1000 title, having lifted the trophy at the US Open two years ago.
– Murray saw his career-best 22-match win streak snapped, also suffering his first final defeat to an opponent not named Novak Djokovic since 2012.
– Dodig/Melo became the first team to win the Rogers Cup and the Western & Southern Open back-to-back since Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan did it in 2010.
-The Croatian/Brazilian duo are now 25-11 in 2016 and will improve one position to No. 4 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London.


Cilic:”I thought I was going to have a good chance if I played well. I didn’t feel too tired yesterday in the evening. It was obviously very difficult mentally. It was very humid on the court. We were sweating a lot, so a lot of up and downs, especially in the third set. I had to work out the positive and negative emotions and that took a bit of energy.

“But I went to sleep around 4:00 and woke up a little bit before 11:00. That was enough to recover. I felt that I played really good tennis today. The serve was a big factor in my game. I was hitting a lot of big serves in important points, and I was definitely very mentally strong in that second set. Andy was starting to play a bit better, but it’s definitely a huge win against him. He’s been on a great run the past couple of months.”

Murray:”I’m very proud of this week. Obviously today it didn’t go how I would’ve wanted. But I certainly didn’t expect to get to the final when I arrived here. I had some pretty good wins along the way. Today there were tough, tricky conditions with the wind.

“I think if I got off to a better start maybe could have done a bit better. I had a break point in his first service game and Love-30 in his next service game. I was pretty much behind from that point on and it was tough. But it’s a very, very positive week. I’m looking forward to a few days’ rest now.”

Dodig: “It’s a great experience for us to win two difficult tournaments in a row. Winning difficult matches helps with the confidence and allows us to play our best on important points.”

Melo:“We’ve been playing well since Toronto, and we’re happy to be able to make our way through the draw again.

“I was serving really well with one racquet, so I stayed with it the entire match, and was switching on my return games to see if I could improve there. It worked and I was making almost every return, but I still preferred the other racquet for serves and volleys. There were some differences in the grips, and that ended up helping us today.”

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