Croatia’s Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic have captured their third title of the season after beating Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara in the Queen’s final.
Second-seeded Mektic and Pavic recovered from a slow start as they came from a set down to beat Glasspool and Heliovaara 3-6 7-6 (3) 10-6.
Glasspool and Heliovaara claimed the first break of the match in the second game and then held on to their serve the rest of the set to win the opener.
In the second set, Mektic and Pavic missed out on a set point in the 10th game on Glasspool and Heliovaara’s serve but realized their second set point in the tie-break to force a decider.
After winning a tight second set, Mektic and Pavic claimed an early 3-0 lead in the match tie-break before realizing their first match point to complete a comeback win.
Mektic and Pavic win their third title of the season
After winning Rome and Geneva, Mektic and Pavic made it all the way at Queen’s for their third title of the year.
Elsewhere, first-seeded Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos edged out second-seeded Tim Puetz and Michael Venus 6-4 6-7 (5) 14-12 to win Halle.
Granollers and Zeballos earned the first break of the match in the seventh game and then held on to their serve the rest of the set to win the opener.
As no breaks were seen in the second set, the set went into a tie-break, where Puetz and Venus realized their third set point to force a decider.
After losing a tight second set, Granollers and Zeballos started the match tie-break with a 5-0 lead.
Just when it seemed Granollers and Zeballos would easily win the match tie-break, Puetz and Venus recovered and clinched their first match point at 10-9.
Puetz and Venus didn’t realize their first match point but had another math point at 12-11.
From that moment, Granollers and Zeballos won three consecutive points to clinch a thriller victory and win their first title of the season.