PARIS, FRANCE – Neal Skupski & Wesley Koolhof entered the final ATP 1000 Masters of the season and were the second seeds. The Brit/Dutch pair lifted the title, their third Masters title of the season.
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Neal Skupski & Wesley Koolhof entered the final ATP 1000 Masters of the 2022 season and were the second seeds. The Brit/Dutch pair had a bye in the first round. In the second round Skupski & Koolhof were against David Vega Hernandez & Rafael Matos. The Spaniard/Brazilian got off to a better start and managed to break the serve of the second seeds to take the lead. However, the Brit/Dutch pair re-grouped in the second set, breaking the Spaniard/Brazilian pair to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak it was the seeds that secured the vital break of serve to take the win and move into the next round 5-7, 6-3, 10-6.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/Dutch against Rohan Bopanna & Matwe Middelkoop. Skupski & Koolhof broke early in the first set and the Indian/Dutch pair were unable to break back. The seeds took the first set and the lead. The second set was more of the same, as the second seeds broke the serve again, despite the best efforts of Bopanna & Middelkoop to take the match 6-3, 6-4.
In the semi-final Skupski & Koolhof were against the seventh seeds Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara. The second seeds dominated the first set, as the Brit/Fin struggled on serve and took the lead. The second set saw the seventh seeds fight back. Glasspool & Heliovaara forced a tiebreak and eased through to level up the match. The match tiebreak was tight at first, before the second seeds stepped things up and took the match 6-1, 6-7(4), 10-6.
The final saw Skupski & Koolhof against eighth seeds Ivan Dodig & Austin Krajicek. The first set was very close, with neither side giving an inch and a tiebreak ensued. In the the breaker the Brit/Dutch pair edged through and took the lead. The second set saw the second seeds break serve and secured the title in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-4.
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