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William Blumberg/Miomir Kecmanovic Make Dream Debut, Win Los Cabos Title | ATP Tour


William Blumberg and Miomir Kecmanovic will always remember their group debut on the ATP Tour.

The American-Serbian pair defeated fourth seeds Raven Klaasen and Marcelo Melo 6-0, 6-1 on Saturday to win Abierto de Tenis Mifel title in Los Cabos.

“I am glad to do it with Miomir,” Blumberg stated. “We have been associates for a very very long time. I’ve identified him since 14, 15, we have been juniors. It is good to hyperlink up once more.”

Blumberg has been Klaasen and Melo’s kryptonite in latest weeks. The previous College of North Carolina star teamed with Steve Johnson to defeat the veterans 6-4, 7-5 within the Newport remaining in July.

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The unseeded Blumberg and Kecmanovic saved all 5 break factors they confronted whereas changing six of their 12 possibilities to raise the trophy after 53 minutes.

It was a powerful run for the first-time tandem, which wanted a Match Tie-Break within the first three rounds. They upset high seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni within the semi-finals.

Blumberg is now a three-time ATP Tour doubles titlist, along with his earlier two titles each coming in Newport. Kecmanovic is a first-time tour-level doubles champion, having entered the week with a 9-23 doubles document.

“It feels wonderful to win a doubles title,” Kecmanovic stated. “I [don’t really play much [doubles]. I am glad that I [was] in a position to capitalise on the chance.”

Did You Know?
Whereas this was their skilled debut as a duo, Blumberg and Kecmanovic performed a junior doubles occasion in 2015 collectively. They misplaced in straight units within the first spherical.

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