Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie seal ATP doubles success
British No 1 and 3 combine for glory in Portugal while Ingot nets 10th title of doubles career in Turkey
By Paul Prenderville
Last Updated: 07/05/18 4:38pm
Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie teamed up for their maiden title on the ATP circuit, beating Wesley Koolhof and Artem Sitak to win the Estoril Open.
The Davis Cup teammates had both suffered defeats in the singles event, Edmund bowing out in the quarter-final against Joao Sousa and Norrie one round earlier, having previously claimed the impressive scalp of Robin Haase.
But the pair teamed up in memorable fashion, recording a fourth successive straight sets triumph to claim the title thanks to a 6-4 6-2 victory over Holland's Koolhof and New Zealander Sitak.
There was more British success at the Istanbul Open, where Dom Inglot and his Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt claimed their first title as a duo.
Having beaten the second seeds in the semi-final, Inglot and Lindstedt came from a set down to topple top seeds Ben McLachlan and Nicholas Monroe in an epic final, eventually running out 3-6 6-3 10-8 winners.
It was Inglot's 10th title of an increasingly successful doubles career and second of the year, having teamed up with Franko Skugor to win the Hungarian Open last month.
Meanwhile world no 3 Alexander Zverev claimed his first title of 2018, beating fellow German Philipp Kohlschreiber to win the BMW Open in Munich - his seventh career title.
Top seed Zverev, runner-up in Miami in his only previous final this year, was too strong for sixth seed Kohlschreiber and a 6-3 6-3 success was enough to complete a defence of the title he won by beating Guido Pella in 2017.
The 21-year-old now heads to Madrid alongside Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for the fourth Masters event of the year, having reached the Miami final and then the semi-final in Monte Carlo.
There was also a home champion in Estoril, where Edmund's conqueror Joao Sousa claimed the third title of his career with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Frances Tiafoe while Japan's Taro Daniel claimed his first career success with a win over Malek Jaziri at the Istanbul Open.
The Masters 1000 Series continues throughout next week with our coverage of the ATP Madrid Open getting underway on Sky Sports Arena on Monday from 11am.
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