ATP Tour

SA's Klaasen wins in Shanghai

2015-10-19 11:30
Raven Klaasen

Cape Town - The South African/Brazilian pairing of Raven Klaasen and Marcelo Melo claimed its second straight doubles title on Sunday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, topping the all-Italian duo of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3 at the Qizhong Tennis Center.

Klaasen and Melo were teaming up for the second week in a row after capturing the Tokyo title.

"The last two weeks have been great," said Klaasen.

"We've played some really good tennis together. I've enjoyed my time with him on the court. It's been a lot of fun on and off the court. When you win this much, it's good out there."

"For sure I expected us to have good results," said Melo.

"But I have to be honest, I never expected to win two tournaments at this level. I think we combine really well together. Raven has a really good volley and he knows how to cover a lot of the net. I also have a good volley, so passing us at the net is not that easy. We have fun and that's the most important thing for me." 

The win in China was Klaasen’s 9th ATP Tour title.

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