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DRAGANJA / KONTINEN CONTINUE WINNING RUN WITH MARSEILLE TITLE (22.2.2015 by ATP Staff)

Marin Draganja and Henri Kontinen extended their unbeaten run to eight matches on Sunday as they captured their second ATP World Tour title in a row at the Open 13 in Marseille. The second seeds edged Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in the final. Two weeks ago, the Croatian/Finnish duo won their first ATP World Tour team title at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors (d. Martin/Raja). Last year, they finished runner-up in two finals in Basel (l. to Pospisil / Zimonjic) and Metz (l. to Fyrstenberg / Matkowski). 

"This is our second win this year already," said Draganja. "We are very happy that we managed to play two great tournaments in a row. We are hoping to get into some bigger events and show our form there as well." Draganja and Kontinen won four points less than their British opponents, but struck on their first match point at 9-8 in the Match Tie-break to prevail in 85 minutes. They earned 250 Emirates ATP World Tour Doubles Rankings points and shared €31,260 in prize money.  The 23-year-old Draganja improved to a 3-3 record in ATP World Tour doubles finals, while Kontinen, 24, has a 3-2 mark.  Fleming and Murray were contesting their third team final and dropped to a 0-2 mark. They previously lost out in Atlanta and Eastbourne in 2013. "We're trying to build a good team partnership, so it was a good week here for us in Marseille," said Fleming. "Congratulations to Henri and Marin. They're a good team. We almost managed it today."

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