Aisam and Rojer wins first Masters 1000 Title


World Number 5 doubles pair and fifth seed Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Jean Julien Rojer of The Netherlands have won their maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title by winning the final in Sony Open Miami. In the final, Pak/Dutch pair defeated eighth seed pair from Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-4, 6-1. The pair had never reached the final of an ATP Masters 1000 event before, although Aisam had earlier reached in grand slam final in 2010 when paired with Rohan Bopanna of India.


Both Qureshi and Rojer were over the moon after the victory. The pair converted all the three break point opportunities and saved the three they had faced and won the title in only 56 minutes. But the pair did not have an easy path enroute the final and ultimately winning it as they had to come from behind in first couple of rounds. The pair survived match tie break in the second round match against Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot in which they had to save match points as well before finally winning 14-12. Aisam expressed after capturing the title that they were lucky as well but luck plays an important part in these big tournaments. Rojer hoped to get permission from his Davis Cup captain for spending some more time in Miami to enjoy his victory.

The title is 3rd title for the pair. Before that, they have won Estoril which is a 250 points clay court event and in Halle which is a grass court event. They had also qualified for ATP World Tour Finals in London last year. Their opponents in the finals have won 2 Masters 1000 events. In total they have won 13 tour level titles.