Kontinen, Peers Defend ATP Finals Doubles Crown

Henri Kontinen and John Peers (photo: Florian Heer)

LONDON, November 19, 2017

Henri Kontinen of Finland and Australian John Peers successfully defended their Nitto ATP Finals doubles title with a 6-4, 6-2 victory on Sunday over top seeds Lukasz Kubot from Poland and Brazilian Marcelo Melo.

“I thought every match we played here, we’ve played better and better as the week as gone on. It’s nice to come back and defend our title. It feels good to go on holidays after a win,” Peers told after the one hour and 10 minutes encounter.

“Obviously I don’t know if the toughest, but it is one of the toughest tournaments to win. Only top eight teams here. It’s a tough field to get through. Luckily we play the round-robin format, so we got another shot after starting off very bad or slow,” Kontinen added.

“It’s pretty amazing to win back-to-back. Hopefully we’ll play well here again next year, if we make it. Hopefully we do.”