Monday, September 12, 2011

Melzer and Petzschner win US Open 2011 title

Melzer and Petzschner win US Open 2011 title

Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner beat Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-2, 6-2 to win the US Open 2011 title.

"From the word go, we were playing really well," said Melzer. "The opponents were a little bit nervous from the beginning and we fully used that to our advantage."

Petzschner added, "Winning another slam is an amazing feeling. We're both really happy the way it turned out."

The doubles final did not get underway until close to midnight, but it did not throw Melzer and Petzschner off their game. The ninth seeds went up a double break inside five minutes, with Petzschner scorching returns and the under-fire Poles both double faulting. Petzschner closed out the set on serve in the eighth game after 22 minutes.

Another double fault from Fyrstenberg saw the Poles surrender their serve in the third game of the second set. They managed to draw level immediately, breaking Petzschner’s serve, but their respite was shortlived as a lob winner from Melzer regained the break advantage for his team in the fifth game. The Austrian-German duo then broke the Fyrstenberg serve again in the seventh game and served out victory in 49 minutes.

Source ATP