Together with Spaniard Marcel Granollers, the 36-year-old from Mar del Plata raised his fourth Masters title and became the Argentine tennis player with the most titles in doubles.
(Photo: Madrid Open)
Tennis player Horacio Zebalos He re-entered the history books on Sunday after shouting Madrid Masters Champion Thus you get Title number 17 in doubles. He was with his usual companion, Marcel Granollers, Who won with him in The high stroke In the final over the Croats Matti Pavic and Nicola Miktek In the ratio of 1-6, 6-3 and 10-8. Mar del Plata became it Argentine tennis player with more titles in the way, And hit the record Guillermo Vilas.
In the match that started with a 6-1 ups and downs in the first set, the Argentine Spanish couple knew how to enter the match at the right time and with Improvements in their services and returns They managed to get a great second set 6-3 against one of the best couple at the moment.
Then the party needed a The high stroke To meet the winning spouses. Despite the fact that the Croats had reached a better position and were the favorites, an experience Horacio Zebalos and Marcel Granollers It was more with an exciting ending, Madrid heroes shouted to the masters.
This is the Fourth Master 1000 That the doubles player Mar Del Plata has achieved in his career. Previously those were for Rome in 2020 and Canada and Indian Wells, both in 2019. The latter did so with Nicola Metcetic (specifically Sunday’s opponent), while Roma and Canada combined them with Marcel Granollers, a fellow regular player. Today.
Also, this was Title 17 by Horacio Zebalos And so it became The Argentine has the most titles In doubles mode: he took first place in Madrid Masters She surpassed neither more nor less than Guillermo Vilas, That left 16 titles in the doubles.
With this new award, the tennis player from Mar del Plata will again be among the The five best doubles players in the world By arrangement ATP. Before the start of this competition, he was in seventh place, but in the ranking update that will be in the coming days, Zeballos will climb to fifth, and remain behind the Croatian. Matte Pavik (1) The Colombians Robert Farah (2 and Juan Sebastian League of Secret Society (3) Nicola y Mecytek (4).
The next target will now be Masters of Rome Which will start next week and whose competitors are already known: they will be Argentine Diego Small Schwartzman and Andres Molteni. It will be special for the fourth seeded couple as they want to renew last year’s title by being the last of the tournament champions.