Feature photo: Nicolas Mahut (left), Vasek Pospisil (via ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament).
Teaming up with Nicolas Mahut this week without ever winning a match with his French partner, Canada’s Vasek Pospisil was victorious in an ATP doubles tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday.
Pospisil and Mahut beat Germany’s Philipp Petzschner and Alexander Peya of Austria 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the final to take the ATP 500-level doubles title, the first of the season for both players.
It’s the sixth doubles championship crown for Pospisil, 25, in his pro tennis career, while 34-year old Mahut collects title number 11.
Pospisil also played in the singles tournament where he couldn’t overcome Germany’s Alexander Zverev, who made a surprising run to the quarterfinals causing another upset of Gilles Simon of France.
Martin Klizan of Slovakia won the singles bracket over Frenchman Gael Monfils, with the likes of highly rated Marin Cilic and David Goffin also falling along the way.
Mahut had a very productive week, making a run to the semifinals on the singles side losing to Klizan.