Romanian final at 2015 ATP World Tour: Tecau-Rojer to meet Mergea-Bopanna
Jean Julian Rojer and Horia Tecau pairing on Saturday evening defeated the Byran brothers, Mike and Bob, the defending champions 6-4, 6-4, advancing through the the men’s doubles at 2015 ATP World Tour. They will meet Florin Mergea-Rohan Bopanna (Romania-India).
Tecau and Rojer, the second favorites, imposed in an hour and six minutes.
Romanian-Indian pairing Florin Mergea-Rohan Bopanna on Saturday advanced to the final of the doubles event at the 2015 ATP Would Tour Finals in London after defeating Ivan Dodig (CRO)/Marcelo Melo (BRA), 6-4 6-2 in the first semi-final of the tournament.
No. 8 Merge-Bopanna, the last to qualify for the event, prevailed in 59 minutes and on Sunday’s final it will meet the winner of the second semi-final fixture Horia Tecau (ROU)/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) versus Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (US).
In the first set, the Romanian-Indian double won a break at 2-2, keeping the advantage throughout and winning the first set 6-4. In the second set, the double managed a break at 1-1, but the opponents recouped their game immediately. Mergea-Bopanna managed a new break, a third consecutive one, against 3rd-seeded opposing pairing, becoming unstoppable, with Mergea serving for the match (6-2).
For their advancing to the finals, Florin Mergea (for the first time in this competition) and Rohan Bopanna (a 2012 finalist alongside his fellow Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi) have secured 229,000 US dollars and 800 ATP points.