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2014 Doha - Tomas Berdych and Jan Hajek won Doubles tournament

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM








QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN 2014


Berdych And Hajek Claim Doha Doubles Crown


Doha, Qatar


by ATP Staff  |  03.01.2014


Czechs Tomas Berdych and Jan Hajek defeated top seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to capture the Qatar ExxonMobil Open doubles title.


Berdych and Hajek split $60,400 in prize money and earn 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points, while Peya and Soares share $31,750 and 150 points.


“We’re going to be first No. 1 in the world at least first couple weeks,” Berdych said, with a laugh. “It was a really great week. I think we both really enjoyed it. I think for us the priority is still the singles, but it’s a great opportunity to win a couple matches, to win the title. Everybody wants to do that, so good start.”


Berdych and Hajek lost just six of their service points in the 31-minute first set, when they saved all four break points they faced. They took a 3-0 lead in the second set and completed victory in 71 minutes.


Berdych lifted his first ATP World Tour team trophy with Dmitry Tursunov at the 2008 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, while Hajek partnered with Jaroslav Levinsky to win the 2007 Munich final – his lone title match.


“I feel very good. It’s my first title,” said Hajek.” I was in the final once, but we lost. This is something special to stay on court with Tomas because we are very good friends and now we play together. I was looking forward for this week. Now we stay here and we have the title so it’s great for me.”


Peya and Soares, currently No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings, won five titles in 2013. They were bidding to capture their ninth team crown.

 







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combo-image: Tomas Berdych and Jan Hajek defeated top seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to capture the Qatar ExxonMobil Open doubles title.

 
 





 




Joy for the Czechs Tomas Berdych and Jan Hajek


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Tomas Berdych partners with Jan Hajek to win Doha Open doubles title






Tomas Berdych wins second career doubles title


January 3, 2014


Tomas Berdych winning an ATP title in the first week of the new tennis season is a good sign, isn't it? Except that the title came in doubles and not in singles - at the ATP Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha on Friday.


Berdych, the world no. 7 in doubles, and fellow Czech Jan Hajek upset top seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-2, 6-4 to win the title.It was the second ATP title for both players - their first as a team together.


After the win, Berdych commented, "We’re going to be first No. 1 in the world at least first couple weeks. It was a really great week. I think we both really enjoyed it. I think for us the priority is still the singles, but it’s a great opportunity to win a couple matches, to win the title. Everybody wants to do that, so good start.”


Berdych lost earlier in the week in the singles draw in Doha, going down to Ivo Karlovic.






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