Begemann - Emmrich win doubles crown at Tashkent ATP Challenger

Tashkent , October 13: Third seeded Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich of Germany  won their third doubles title of their career registering a 6-7 (2) ,7-6 (2),10-8 win over Frank  Moser of Germany  and Rameez  Junaid   of Australia  winning  the finals of the $125000  TAshkent ATP  Challenger.

The German duo who were behind most of the time in the match , broke the hard serving Frankey Moser in the 11th game in the second set to make a splendid comeback and take the crown. the Germans  played right at the important points to clinch the  title.

" It’s nice to win after being down most of the match , and  we really feel sorry for  Junaid and Moser " said the German duo after the match.The Germans who combined at the beginning of the year have reached 5 finals together and have won the third title together ".

Me and Emmrich have played most of the junior tennis together and even shared a room , but he left to pursue his degree and  I was playing singles without much  success,  I waited 5 years for him to come back  before we  started playing doubles " , said Begemann .

" Both of us were not doing too well in singles and then decided if we were to pursue tennis , and make some money and play at the top level we needed to play doubles and our journey started ," Emmrich  added  

We always knew we combined well , as we know each other so well and that is showing in our result,  we are happy that we will be moving to top bracket and will be able to play in ATP Tour events now , said Emmrich.

"We are glad to have come here , we heard about the country from some players , but this is completely different , it is a clean and beautiful city and the  tournament  has beaten all expectations in terms of organization " the duo said while speaking to the media.

On being presented the tradition al  Uzbek Chapan  after the win by the Deputy Mayor of Tashkent  Bahtyor Rahmanov  , Begemann said " it’s the first time that we have been presented with something like this , normally we get trophies , but we will remember this forever ".

The winners got $7750 and  ATP 125 points for their win , while the finalist got $4500 and ATP 75 points


[2012-10-13]

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