Aisam-Roger face defeat in ATP World Tour Finals
LONDON: The Pakistan and Dutch duo Aisam-ul-HaqQureshi-Jean-Julien Rojer has faced a defeat in the third match of Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday, ARY News reported.
The Croatian-Brazilian team Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo has completed Group A with a perfect 3-0 record in the event with a 7-5, 3-6, 11-9 victory over fifth seeds Aisam and Rogers in 84 minutes battle.
Both teams exchanged service breaks at the start of their second meeting.
At 2-3, Dodig managed to save three break points from 15/40 with two aces and an unreturned first serve.
Dodig and Melo won three points in a row from 4-4 in the Match Tie-break, punching through the defences of Qureshi and Rojer.
They could not convert two match point opportunities at 9-7, but at 9-9 Melo fortuitously struck a forehand return that hit the net and fell dead to leave Qureshi expressionless. Rojer returned a forehand wide to complete the 15-minute Match Tie-break.
Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo take on David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco on Sunday.
The first time qualifier David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco has finished in second position in Group B.