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Croatian team wins Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters doubles title

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. 

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. 

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