Butorac/Lipsky Earn Doubles Crown In Valencia
Americans Eric Butorac and Scott Lipsky captured their second ATP World Tour team title on Sunday as they upset fourth seeds Feliciano Lopez and Max Mirnyi 7-6(4), 6-3 in the final of the Valencia Open.
"They're a tough team,” said Butorac after the victory in 75 minutes. “They serve really big and play aggressive tennis. So we knew we had to absorb powerful serves and then be very good on our service games. We served really well and played a very good tie-break in the first set. It was a great week all round.”
The Americans did not drop a set en route to the title. They were playing their third final together, having won the Estoril title in 2009 (d. Lindstedt/Damm) and finished runners-up in August this year in Winston-Salem (l. to Inglot/Lindstedt).
"It's a great way for me to end the year,” said Lipsky, who won his 14th ATP World Tour title. “You don't normally get to end the year with a victory and a title. So I'm happy about that."
"We're excited for 2016,” added Butorac, who will play with John Isner at the BNP Paribas Masters next week. “We talked a lot last night about some of our plans for the off season, some things we think we can improve on. I think we're playing really good tennis and we've been getting a lot of wins. Maybe some slight adjustments, a couple of improvements and we can be one of the best teams next year."