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First Masters Title For Croat

CroatiaCroatian Ivan Dodig has taken out the Shanghai Rolex Masters doubles title on Sunday with his Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo.

Dodig and Melo, who knocked out Roger Federer earlier in the week, defeated eighth-seeded Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 10-2, in a classic final, and with it won their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown. The win means Dodig and Melo move up to third position in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings.

“It’s important for us. We’re looking forward to having another great experience after this title and play in the last eight teams in [London].” Dodig said, who with Melo took home $226,000.

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