In an exciting doubles encounter, Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo defeated Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock to be crowned champions at the ATP Paris Masters. The Bosnian-Brazilian pair beat their Canadian-American counterparts 2-6, 6-3, 10-5 to script a memorable win.
Pospisil and Sock started strong, as they held Dodig and Melo to just two games in the first set. PospiSock, as they’re known, served an ace and gave up no double faults in the first set. Dodig and Melo had an ace too, but suffered a double fault.
The second set was back-and-forth initially, but the 2015 French Open champions soon broke away to lead Pospisil and Sock 5-2. They took the set 6-3 soon after.
To call the third set a thriller would be an understatement. The 2014 Wimbledon champions, PospiSock maintained a narrow 3-2 lead until their opponents put on a furious burst. Dodig and Melo played like men possessed as they blasted off to a 7-5 lead in the tie-break. From there on, the straws would fall one-by-one until the camel’s back gave way. Dodig and Melo were absolutely dominant in the super tie-break as they took the match and the title of ATP Paris Masters doubles champions.Published 08 Nov 2015, 18:08 IST