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Live Dubai Tennis Championship 2018, Final: Leander Paes-James Cerretani vs Jean-Julien Roger-Horia Tecau, Live Match updates

Rojer and Tecau def Paes and Cerretani 6-2, 7-6(2) to win the title
Updated: 03 March 2018 20:14 IST - Published: 03 March 2018 18:41 IST
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Paes and Cerretani displayed some fabulous fighting skills and resilience in the second set. But Rojer and Tecau simply raised their level in the tie-break and bagged the win!

It was still a very good effort from Paes this week. If Paes and Cerretani play together, they can do well. They have already won a Challenger title this year.
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And they WIN!!!!


Rojer and Tecau def Paes and Cerretani 6-2, 7-6(2) to win the Dubai Open title
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FOUR MATCH POINTS FOR TECAU AND ROJER!!!
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Double mini-break for the second seeds and they are up 5-2
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It's 4-1 to the US Open champions!
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Rojer and Tecau have no problems on their serve and they lead 3-1
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And they have earned an EARLY MINI-BREAK!

They lead 2-0
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First point to Rojer and Tecau

They lead 1-0
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PAES RESPONDS IN STYLE!

He holds to LOVE and sets up a TIE-BREAK!!!!
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The second seeds hold and put the pressure RIGHT BACK ON LEANDER!

It's 6-5 to Rojer and Tecau
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Cerretani does HOLD and it continues to be EVEN!

5-5
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It is 30-30 on the Cerretani serve!

They are TWO POINTS FROM LOSING!
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Smooth sailing on serve for the second seeds!

They now lead 5-4

Paes and Cerretani will serve to stay in the match!
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We are still on serve!

It's 4-4
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The second seeds pass the test and hold for a 4-3 lead!
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Rejuvenated, Paes and Cerretani are returning exceptionally well!

It is 30-30 on their opponents' serve
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What resilience! Paes and Cerrertani make their effort count!

It is 3-3
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They have saved both the break points and it is DEUCE!
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Leander and Cerretani are in DEEP TROUBLE!

They face two break points!!
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Once more Tecau and Rojer and very powerful on serve, which has been their weapon so far.

They hold to 15 and have a mini lead of 3-2
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PAES HOLDS!!!!!

It's 2-2
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And it is DEUCE!
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Paes makes a double fault on serve and is 40-30 
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AND THEY BREAK!

WE ARE BACK ON SERVE!!!!!!!

Paes will now serve at 1-2
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WHAT A TURNAROUND!

This time Paes and Cerretani have TWO BREAK POINTS!!!!
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This is absolutely a repeat of the first set.

The pressure is really on Paes and Cerretani's shoulders now!
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Tecau found the open court and they BREAK!

It's 2-0 to Rojer and Tecau!
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It is 30-30 on the Cerretani serve!

Tense times!
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Paes fails to make a forehand pass and Rojer and Tecau have a very bright start to Set 2.

They hold their serve comfortably and now lead 1-0
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What a blinding backhand return from Tecau! Paes and Cerretani are absolutely stunned!!

First set goes to Tecau and Rojer!

6-2
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Some excellent reflexes from Rojer and it is 30-30 on the Paes serve
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Pressure is now on Cerretani and Paes to hold their serve and stay in this set.

Can they?
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The second seeds have a very fast service game and are up 5-2
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Cerretani finally holds and they now trail 2-4
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But Rojer comes up with great movement and a wonderful smash and they make it 30-40 on Cerretani's serve!
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Exceptional net skills shown by Leander even at this age!

He gets two points for his team

Cerretani 30-15 on serve
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Cerretani is once more struggling on serve.

He concedes the first point to the US Open champions
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But that's all they could do as the Romanian does not allow them any more point.

Tecau holds and he and Rojer now lead 4-1
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Paes and Cerretani are returning well now and have taken 2 points off the Tecau serve
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Leander averts the disaster and HOLDS!

Rojer and Tecau lead 3-1
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But Rojer and Tecau soon make it 30-30
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The Indian is serving now and so far he is looking good!

Up 30-15 on serve
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Paes and Cerretani really need to step up, especially on their serve. Otherwise, danger looms!
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Rojer and Tecau are playing like the US Open champions that they are!

Smooth service....absolutely no hiccup from them!

They hold to love and now extend their lead to 3-0
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And they break! Paes and Cerratani trail 0-2.
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Roger and Tecau have 3 break points! Cerratani's serves are a little off today.
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Cerretani will serve now.
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Tecau holds his serve! 1-0.
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An early challenge here from Roger and Tecau but they lose it. 30-30.
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