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Doubles pair Andrey Golubev and Denys Molchanov win their first title at the BNP Paribas Nordic Open

22 October 2023 By BNP Paribas Nordic Open
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On Sunday, doubles duo Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan and Denys Molchanov from Ukraine defeated Yuki Bhambri of India and Great Britain’s Julian Cash, to win the BNP Paribas Nordic Open doubles tournament. It was the first title win for the pair from Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

The match began with both teams breaking each other’s serve. Golubev and Molchanov had a brilliant opportunity to break in the seventh game, but Bhambri and Cash won four straight points to lead 4-3. The first set went into a tiebreak where Molchanov and Golubev broke the Indian and British pair early-on to take the lead. They were quickly caught up once again, and went toe-to-toe until 8-8. After holding serve, it took an authoritative forehand from Denys Molchanov for his team to win the first set 7-6(8).

The second set began at a different pace, where Golubev and Molchanov started strongly. At 3-2 the pair took a big leap towards victory by breaking Cash’s serve to go up 4-2. After another break on Bhambri's serve, Golubev and Molchanov won the second set and the title on their second match point attempt : 7-6, 6-2.

For Andrey Golubev, the victory means he has won his first ATP title of his career while Denys Molchanov took home his second title after his first victory in Marseille in 2022. Yuki Bhambri and Julian Cash, despite today's final loss, can look back at a successful week in their first ATP tournament together. Both teams spoke very highly of their stay in Stockholm and hope to come back to the BNP Paribas Nordic Open in the years to come.

An emotional Denys Molchanov shared his thoughts after the win. “It's been great in Stockholm, I like being here. I love the colours, especially the Swedish flag, which has the same colours as Ukraine's.” Andrey Golubev added “It's a great feeling (to win), we're very happy. We didn’t come here expecting to win, and it ended in the best possible way.”

The men's singles final opposing Pavel Kotov to Gaël Monfils will start at 15:00 at Kungl. Tennishallen.