Vliegen/Gille Can't Be Beaten In Gstaad, Win Second Title In A Row
Fourth seeds Sander Gille/Joran Vliegen hadn't reached an ATP Tour final before July. Now they're two-time champions.
The Belgian duo won back-to-back ATP Tour titles on Sunday, upsetting top seeds Philipp Oswald/Filip Polasek 6-4, 6-3 to win the J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad. Gille/Vliegen won the Swedish Open doubles title, another ATP 250 clay-court event, last week in Bastad.
“To be here for the second time in a row, it's just unreal. We've been playing really good, and we kept it up this week,” Gille said.
Gille/Vliegen didn't face a break point and converted three of their eight chances against the Austrian/Slovakian pairing, who were playing as a team for the first time at tour-level.
“We both started off quite well, and they had maybe a bad service game. So we took the break in the first set, and after that we just kept pushing and we kept the energy high,” Vliegen said.
Before Bastad, their best showing at tour-level had been the semi-finals at the inaugural Cordoba Open in February.
The team will receive 250 ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €29,650 in prize money. Oswald/Polasek will receive 150 ATP Doubles Rankings points and share €15,200 in prize money.