That was really really fun! In the final of the doubles competition, Henri Kontinen/John Peers (FIN/AUS) and Daniel Nestor/Aisam-Ul-Haq (CAN/PAK) presented the spectators on the “Centre Court of the World” with a truly awesome tennis show. After 68 minutes, the duo, Kontinen/Peers was finally crowned as the best pairing of the German Open 2016, winning the encounter 7-5 and 6-3. Today, under the lovely sunny sky of Hamburg, the crowd got to enjoy a thoroughly great match. And tournament director, Michael Stich, surely agreed: “We saw a great final. It was a doubles match of the old school with plenty of serve and volley. I really had huge fun.” Also Daniel Nestor found his smile only a short while after his defeat when the Canadian was reminded that he had won the doubles competition back in 1996. Nestor pleasantly thanked the spectators for their ovation: “We would like to thank you for your great support. Henri and John, you really played a terrific match. And to my doubles partner: thank you for a great week!” Without any doubt, the winners were overjoyed as John Peers let us know during the interview. “It was a lot of fun to play in front of such a great crowd. And to my doubles partner Henri: It’s huge fun to play with you.”
With lots of fun to the title – Henri Kontinen and John Peers surely did everything right.