Bopanna and Qureshi won first ever ATP Masters tournament.

Bopanna and QureshiParis: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won their first ever ATP Masters tournament after beating away the challenge of Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in the final here on Sunday.

The seventh seeded Indo-Pak duo took just 65 minutes to beat French wild cards entries 6-2, 6-4 and pocket their 3rd title of the season. They had a triumph the Gerry Weber Open at Halle and the Stockholm Open before this event.

Bopanna and Qureshi, who have already qualified for the season finale in London, earned 1000 ranking points each and split euro 134,500 as prize money.

Bopanna and Qureshi created chances in a jiffy and broke their rivals in the 3rd and 5th games to open up an inclusive 4-1 lead in the opening set within 20 minutes into the match. Twice they were down 0-30 although did not lose control over the set and comfortably sealed it.

Benneteau and Mahut, who had stunned top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan on the way to the final, gave a better account of themselves in the 2nd set but could not stop the in-form Indo-Pak Express from lifting the title.


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