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Aisam/ Lindstedt clinch Antalya Open Tennis Doubles title  

Antalya (June 30, 2017): Robert Lindstedt and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi took the doubles title on Friday at the Antalya Open. The top seeds held a comfortable 7-5, 4-1 lead in the final when second seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic were forced to retire.

“I feel super happy. To win my third title this year and my first team title with Robert is great,” said Qureshi. “I’ve been to Turkey many times and this is my first time in Antalya. I think it was a great event for the first year. I hope we can have it here for a few more years because I’d love to come back and defend my title.”

Lindstedt/Qureshi made their debut together last year in Nottingham, but joined forces in Antalya for the first time this season. They had several tough matches en route to the title, including saving a match point in their semi-final against Jonathan Erlich and Nikola Mektic.

Qureshi has won titles this year in Auckland (w/Matkowski) and Barcelona (w/Mergea), while Lindstedt was playing his first final of 2017. Lindstedt/Qureshi earned 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €23,780.

Marach/Pavic reached their second ATP World Tour doubles final as a team, duplicating their runner-up finish two weeks ago in Stuttgart (l. Murray/Soares). Pavic also won a title this year in Marrakech (w/Inglot). They pick up 150 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €12,500.

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