Bolelli/Gonzalez Clinch Parma Doubles Title
The Italian-Argentine team broke serve three times to beat Austria’s Oliver Marach and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan 6-3, 6-3 in 81 minutes. They did not drop a set in their four matches this week at the President Tennis Club in Parma (8-0).
“I am very happy as this is our second title this year,” Bolelli told ATPTour.com. “I was born in Bologna, so this is my area and I know a lot of people here. Every time I play here, I feel like at home, so this is a special victory for me and it’s great people that were able to watch the match. Every match we’ve played better and better.”
Gonzalez told ATPTour.com, “We had a great week last week in Geneva, this week and we hope to continue this form and celebrate [with the title] in two weeks’ in Paris.”
Bolelli and Gonzalez are now 2-1 in tour-level finals this year, which includes the Chile Dove Men+Care Open title (d. Delbonis/Munar). They also reached last week’s Gonet Geneva Open final (l. to Peers/Venus) and are 15-5 on the season.
Individually, Bolelli, 35, is 7-10 in tour-level finals, while 37-year-old Gonzalez is 10-4 lifetime in title matches.
Marach and Qureshi were winners of the 2011 Bangkok title and runners up at 2015 Gstaad.