For his return to the Masters doubles, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, associated with the Austrian Jürgen Melzer, lost Monday in London in the super tie-break against the pair Pavic-Soares (6-7, 6-1, 10-4).
One year after the coronation of his compatriots Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, Edouard Roger-Vasselin also dreams of registering his name in the doubles Masters prize list and thus joining the list of French winners in the Masters Tournament. two outgoing winners, absent this year, Guy Forget (with Jakob Hlasek), Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro. The son of Christophe Roger-Vasselin, semi-finalist of Roland-Garros in 1983, beaten by the winner that year Yannick Noah, will unfortunately perhaps have to give up his illusions very quickly.
“ERV”, associated this year with the Austrian Jürgen Melzer (he had reached the last four of the event in 2014 alongside Julien Benneteau), has indeed lost (6-7, 6-1, 10- 4) entry, this Monday at the O2 Arena in London, for his return to competition, against the pair made up of the Croatian Mate Pavic and the Brazilian Bruno Soares, first in the Race of the specialty.
Roger-Vasselin and Melzer had a better start…
During this revenge of the last semi-final of the Rolex Paris Masters, already won by Pavic and Soares, Roger-Vasselin and his partner, forced to give up the Sofia final without playing to be able to take a flight on time, had nevertheless started the meeting better than their opponents by winning the first set in the decisive game (8-6).
However, subsequently, the Croatian and the Brazilian, respectively world number 4 and number 6, left nothing but crumbs to the French, 17th in the standings, and to the Austrian (28th), slapped in the second set before to lose again clearly the super tie-break (10-4). Roger-Vasselin and Melzer will no longer have the right to make mistakes, Wednesday for their second outing in this doubles Masters.
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