Bambridge/O'Mara Clinch Stockholm Title
Brits save five set points in second-set tie-break
Luke Bambridge and Jonny O'Mara captured their second tour-level trophy of the season on Sunday, defeating Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof 7-5, 7-6(8) at the Intrum Stockholm Open.
The British duo, now 9-4 as a team at tour-level, rallied from 2/6 down in the second-set tie-break and saved five set points before converting its second championship point after one hour and 42 minutes. In June, Bambridge and O'Mara won the Nature Valley International on their tour-level team debut. Bambridge has now lifted seven trophies this season in total, following five ATP Challenger Tour title runs on clay, grass, outdoor hard and indoor hard.
"We only started this year," said O'Mara. "It has been pretty successful. We are very different people... but when we get on the court it just clicks well. We both do different things well and at the end of the day we just battled for every ball.
Bambridge and O'Mara improve to 2-0 in tour-level finals after their triumph in the Swedish capital. Daniell and Koolhof, who own an 11-11 team record, were competing in their first final together after pairing up for the first time at the Fever-Tree Championships in June. Both Daniell and Koolhof have won three tour-level trophies.
Bambridge and O'Mara receive 250 ATP Doubles Ranking points and split €33,210 in prize money for lifting the trophy.