In Halle, top seeds Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer captured the Gerry Weber Open title on Sunday, beating Treat Conrad Huey and Scott Lipsky 6-3, 6-4.
The Roland Garros semi-finalists won 80 per cent of their service points and broke Huey and Lipsky once in each set to wrap up the final victory in just under one hour.
“I knew it was going to be a tough final. I played Huey three times this year and Lipsky twice, so we had a little bit of an idea on what to do. Because they had lost to us, we knew they would come in pumped, so we expected them to play really well,” Qureshi told ATPWorldTour.com.
“The whole tournament, the key for us has been to stay positive and use our momentum from Roland Garros. We ended up doing it and I’m really happy with how we played during the week, dealing with the different situations we were in. Last year, it was very special to win here. But defending a title for the first time in my career is definitely very sweet and I’d like to thank my partner Jules for making it happen.”