Dodig/Krajicek Win Queen’s Membership Crown | ATP Tour


Floor sweep accomplished in 2023 for Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek.

The Croatian-American duo lifted the trophy on the Cinch Championships on Sunday in London with a 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-3 triumph towards Taylor Fritz and Jiri Lehecka. The second seeds delivered a dominant Match Tie-break show to assert their fourth tour-level title of the season. They’ve now received tournaments on laborious courts, clay and grass in 2023.

“After the clay this was our first match, however we actually labored laborious and performed good tennis,” stated Dodig. “It’s slightly bit simpler if you play on the perfect grass on the planet. I simply need to congratulate Jiri and Taylor for an amazing week, and thank [the fans] for coming… It was actually wonderful and a pleasure to play in entrance of you.”

Dodig and Krajicek didn’t drop a degree behind their supply within the Match Tie-break towards singles stars Fritz and Lehecka to cap a powerful general serving efficiency on the Queen’s Membership. The pair received 80 per cent (36/45) of factors behind its first serve en path to a one-hour, 49-minute triumph.

It was 23-time tour-level champion Dodig’s first grass-court trophy. Together with his eleventh tour-level title, the 33-year-old Krajicek ensured he’ll return to No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings on Monday, every week after he was usurped by Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski.

“It’s wonderful, it’s been an amazing week in London,” stated Krajicek, when requested about his return to World No.1. “Taking part in on the perfect grass courtroom on the planet. It’s my first time at Queen’s Membership and it undoubtedly received’t be my final.”

Dodig and Krajicek at the moment are 22-5 for the season, and the first-placed pair within the Pepperstone ATP Reside Doubles Groups Rankings. Sunday’s victory prolonged their successful streak to 10 matches after they backed up their maiden main crown as a workforce at Roland Garros with a title run on the London grass.


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