Zeballos and Granollers, Rome Masters 1000 champions

Zeballos and Granollers, Rome Masters 1000 champions

The Argentine and Spanish duo, world number 1 in doubles, won the double 6-2 and won the title in the Italian capital. “We deserve to be in this moment,” said Cebolla.

Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos won the Rome Masters 1000 title. (Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The Spanish duo Marcel Granollers and the Argentine Horacio Zeballos He overcame the pair of Salvadoran Marcelo Arévalo and Croatian Mate Pavic, whom they defeated this Sunday in two sets, by doubles 6-2, to regain the title. Rome Masters 1000.

Cebolla and his partner, number 1 duo in the ATP doubles ranking, had no rivals throughout the tournament: they managed to recover after missing the semifinal of the Madrid tournament due to an injury to Zeballos and They were vastly superior to all their rivals, where they did not lose a set in the entire tournament.

Zeballos and Granollers played in their seventh Masters 1000 final as a couple and increased their win-loss balance to 6-1. Champions in Canada 2019, Rome 2020, Madrid 2021, Cincinnati 2021 and Shanghai 2023, They regained the crown at the Foro Italico.

Two breaks in the first set, with points to frame from the back of the court when they were resting, served to get the match back on track. Even a half hour stoppage due to rain could not stop their game. Arévalo and Pavic were unable to do anything at any time and surrendered after losing another serve in the second bid.. The Spaniard and Argentine closed in on their serve after just over an hour of competition in which they had no choice.

Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos
Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos celebrate after winning the title in Rome. (Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Granollers and Zeballos, ranked number 1 in the world rankings, will come into Roland Garros as favorites and have confidence through the roof after a perfect tournament on the Italian clay.

Zeballos’ emotions after becoming the Rome Masters 1000 champion with Granollers

Zeballos, who was injured and unable to play in the semifinals of the Madrid tournament, was unstoppable when winning at the Foro Italico. “It was a very special week. We played well in a good tournament which is now one of the best for us,” started.

“I don’t want to emote, but I want to thank my partner because we experienced such a powerful thing. Thank you also to my father, my mother… We are working hard and we deserve to be at this moment, in one of the most important tournaments for Argentines and South Americans. Thank you and see you next year,” he said with a cracking voice and obvious excitement.

Source: Tycsports

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