Spain’s Verdasco-Marrero win Rio Open doubles title

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Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS) Spain’s David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco defeated Austria’s Alexander Peya and Croatia’s Nikola Mektic 5-7, 7-5, 10-8 in the Rio Open doubles final here.

The Spanish duo needed an hour and 50 minutes on Saturday to beat the world No. 23 doubles team at South America’s only Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournament, reports Efe.

Verdasco and Marrero earned 500 ranking points and took home $110,070.

–IANS

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