Match Report

Arevalo/Rojer Triumph In Stockholm

Top seeds capture fourth tour-level title of the season
October 23, 2022
Jean-Julien Rojer and Marcelo Arevalo celebrate in Stockholm on Sunday.
Jean-Julien Rojer and Marcelo Arevalo celebrate in Stockholm on Sunday. By ATP Staff

Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer captured their fourth tour-level title of the season Sunday at the Stockholm Open, where they overcame third seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara 6-3, 6-3.

In a strong display, the top seeds broke three times and won 79 per cent (15/19) of points on their opponents second serve to triumph after 67 minutes at the ATP 250 event.

Arevalo and Rojer were competing for the first time since they reached the semi-finals at the US Open in September. However, they showed little sign of rustiness in Stockholm, dropping just one set en route to the title.

“It is an amazing feeling to win a new title in my career,” Arevalo said. “We have been having a great year, so it is amazing. I think it is more special after we took a break after the US Open. We reached the semi-finals and we were a little bit hurt for that loss. But I think we came back strongly.”

“Very emotional for me,” Rojer said. “When you get older, it is nearing its end, so any experience you can have that is positive is beautiful and you appreciate it that much more.”

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Earlier this season, the pair won tour-level crowns in Dallas and Delray Beach before they clinched their maiden Grand Slam at Roland Garros. The Salvadoran-Dutch team will compete at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin in November after they secured qualification for the prestigious end-of-year event last month.

Glasspool and Heliovaara are currently sixth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings on 3,240 points. They are 570 points ahead of ninth-placed team Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.

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