Mercedes Cup: Nadal off to winning start on grass, Bopanna-Mergea win doubles title

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Stuttgart, Germany: Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea won their second pretension of a deteriorate together as they rallied to kick Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in a final of a Mercedes Cup as a grass-court deteriorate picks adult pace.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal degraded Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 on Sunday to turn a initial male to win clay and weed titles during a Stuttgart Open.

Nadal got behind to winning ways, winning a singular double during Stuttgart. AFP Photos.Nadal got behind to winning ways, winning a singular double during Stuttgart. AFP Photos.

Nadal got behind to winning ways, winning a singular double during Stuttgart. AFP Photos.

The Spanish tip seed set another teenager career record, adding a weed honours to his clay successes in 2005 and 2007 during a Weissenhof Club. Stuttgart switched to weed from this book in sequence to turn partial of a new three-week Wimbledon run-up.

Nadal’s 66th careeer pretension noted his second this deteriorate after claiming a prize on South American clay final February. The Spaniard now owns 4 weed titles including dual during Wimbledon and 2008 Queen’s Club, London.

Nadal finished with 11 aces as he kick Troicki for a fifth time.

SECOND TITLE FOR BOPANNA:

The fourth-seeded Indo-Romanian span eked out a 5-7 6-2 10-7 win over a third seeded Austrian-Brazilian group in one hour and 11 minutes.

Bopanna and Mergea had a Madrid Masters final month.

Individually, it was fourth pretension of a deteriorate for Bopanna, carrying won trophies in Dubai and Sydeny with Canadian partner Daniel Nestor.

After losing a initial set, following a mangle of serve, Bopanna and Mergea cam behind clever as they did not face a singular breakpoint in a second set and pennyless their rivals twice to force a Match tie Breaker.

AGENCIES (PTI, AFP)

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