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Nikola Mektić becomes first Croatian to win ATP Finals trophy 

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Nikola Mektić (Photo credit: Carine06/CC BY 2.0 license)

LONDON, 22 November 2020 – Croatia’s Nikola Mektić and his doubles partner Wesley Koolhof have won the Nitto ATP Finals trophy on Sunday. 

The Croatian-Dutch team, who were the fifth seeds, finished their team debut season with their first title after beating Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 4-6, 10-5 in the final. 

The duo, who joined forces at the Adelaide International in January and have won 24 matches together, won 61 percent of their second-serve return points (11/18) to clinch the trophy in 76 minutes.

Mektić is the first Croatian to capture a trophy at the season finale.

Mektić and Koolhof collected 1,300 FedEx ATP Doubles Team Ranking points and split $254,500 in prize money. Melzer and Roger-Vasselin earned 800 points and shared $184,500.

Next season Mektić will play with fellow Croatian Mate Pavić, who ended this season as world No. 1 with Bruno Soares. 

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