Doubles Take looks at the teams in play on the ATP and WTA tours.
THE DREAM SEASON CONTINUES
At the Australian Open this year, was the Cinderella story of the tournament as he battled through the singles qualifying rounds to reach the main draw and advanced to the semifinals from there.
Showing that he’s ready to build upon that, the Russian teamed up with his countryman Andrey Rublev to play doubles in Doha, Qatar. In the second round, the unseeded duo defeated veterans Marcelo Melo and Jean-Julien Rojer, then followed that up with a win against former French Open finalists Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin to reach the final. In the championship match, they faced another unseeded pair, Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald, and continued their winning ways.