US Open: Tecau/Rojer qualify to the doubles final after defeating first seeded pair
The Romanian-Dutch pair Horia Tecau/Jean-Julien Rojer has qualified for the men’s doubles final event at the US Open tennis tournament, the last Grand Slam of the year, after defeating on Thursday, in the semi-finals, the first seeded pair, Henri Kontinen (Finland)/John Peers (Australia), 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 in New York.
Tecau and Rojer, 12th seeded, have won in two hours and 8 minutes.
Both Tecau and Rojer are playing the US Open final for the first time, with their best result in New York in the quarter-finals: Tecau (2011, 2015), Rojer (2013, 2015). The two players share one Grand Slam title, the one they own in Wimbledon, in 2015.
Kontinen and Peers defeated Tecau and Roker last month, 6-4, 7-5, in the last sixteen round in Montreal.
The Romanian-Dutch pair has already secured a cheque worth USD 340,000 and 1,200 ATP points, for reaching this far in the competition; they will play the final against the Spanish pair Feliciano Lopez/Marc Lopez, 11th seeded.
Horia Tecau has also qualified to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles event at US Open, playing in pair with CoCo Vandeweghe; in the semi-finals they face the pair Martina Hingis (Switzerland)/Jamie Murray (UK).