Dubai: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Daniel Nestor grabbed their second ATP title of the season by subduing Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Nenad Zimonjic in the summit clash of the Dubai Duty Free championships, here today. The fourth-seeded Indo-Canadian combine raced to a 6-4 6-1 win in just 50 minutes against the unseeded Serbian-Pakistani team. It was Bopanna’s 12th career ATP doubles title and second with Nestor.
Bopanna and Nestor saved an early break chance in the opening set and never looked back after that. They broke the rivals at the first available opportunity to pocket the first set and just ran away with the second to wrap up the match in a jiffy. Bopanna and Nestor had won their first title in Sydney, early in the season.
The winners split USD 149,170 as prize money and earned 500 ranking points each.