Spanish duo beat Bhupathi and Bopanna to win doubles title at ATP Tour Finals

LONDON Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:19am IST

1 of 3. Spain's Marcel Granollers (R) and Marc Lopez hold the trophy after defeating India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna in their doubles final tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London November 12, 2012.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez became the first Spanish pair to win the doubles title at the ATP Tour Finals for 37 years on Monday with a narrow victory over Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.

The Barcelona natives, the first Spaniards to qualify for the season-ender since Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal in 1994, held their nerve to win a third set championship tiebreak 10-3 after the first two sets were split 7-5 3-6.

The only other Spanish duo to win the title were Juan Gisbert and Manuel Orantes in 1975 in Stockholm when the title was decided by a round-robin group.

Granollers and Lopez, who beat world No.1 pairing Bob and Mike Bryan in group play last Monday, will be part of Spain's Davis Cup final team against the Czech Republic later this week.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Justin Palmer)

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