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Hugo Nys and Tim Puetz claimed Match Tie-break wins in their final two matches of the week at the Millennium Estoril Open.

Nys/Puetz Collect First ATP Tour Team Title In Estoril

Unseeded duo was appearing in its second ATP Tour event

Hugo Nys and Tim Puetz clinched their maiden ATP Tour team title on Sunday at the Millennium Estoril Open.

The Monegasque-German pair survived its second straight Match Tie-break in Estoril to defeat Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot 7-5, 3-6, 10-3 after 89 minutes. Nys and Puetz were competing together for just the second time at an ATP Tour event, following their run to last month’s AnyTech365 Andalucia Open semi-finals in Marbella.

“We are very, very happy… We have known each other for a very long time and we have just recently decided to play more tournaments together,” Puetz said. “It has been a really good start. We won a Challenger at the beginning of the year, made the semi-finals in Marbella and now won here.

“We just want to keep improving… This is a really great week and it is a very [good] tournament. We have beaten four very good teams… I am definitely very happy and I am sure Hugo feels the same.”

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Nys and Puetz, who won the Biella 2 title on the ATP Challenger Tour in February, were both chasing their first ATP Tour trophies since 2019. Nys won his maiden tour-level crown two years ago at the Mifel Open in Los Cabos (w/Arneodo). Puetz, a three-time ATP Tour titlist, captured his first trophy since the 2019 BMW Open in Munich (w/Nielsen).

“We played four big teams and this one in the final was a big team as well," Nys said. "They were serving pretty well… We managed to stay calm during the whole match, even though we [were] a set and a break up and lost the second set. In bad moments, we were very strong. We had a good attitude and that is what made the difference in the end.”

Bambridge and Inglot did not drop a set en route to their first ATP Tour final as a team. The Brits have compiled an 8-7 team record since making their debut as a pair at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com in January.

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