21 April 2019 – Croatian doubles pair Nikola Mektić and Franko Škugor have won the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Sunday.
Mektić and Škugor saved a championship point before going on to beat Robin Hasse and Wesley Koolhof 6-7(3), 7-6(3), 11-9 in a dramatic final in Monte Carlo.
The Croatians, who were the 7th seeds, were making their first appearance as a team since the 2017 Swiss Indoors and lifted their first trophy together after two hours and three minutes after a dramatic tie-break which they claimed 11-9 after being down 9-8.
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They had been in great form during the week, knocking out he second seeds Kubot and Melo.
Mektić has had a fantastic season and has now won three ATP Masters 1000 titles in the past year. His partner in Monte-Carlo has now won tour-level doubles trophies in two straight weeks.
The Croatians receive 1,000 ATP Doubles Ranking points and split €284,860 in prize money for their title run. Mektić now jumps to No.5 in the world doubles rankings.