Jamie Murray and John Peers maintained their strong run of form in claiming the bet-at-home Open doubles title on Sunday, their sixth team crown on the ATP World Tour.

The third-seeded British-Aussie duo rallied past the Colombian Power of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 after 75 minutes. Firing five aces and converting on one of four break chances, they improved to 2-3 in ATP World Tour finals this year. Murray and Peers hoisted the Brisbane trophy to open their 2015 campaigns and entered Hamburg in fine form after advancing to the Wimbledon final (l. to Rojer/Tecau) last month.

"We did well to come back because we were getting our butt kicked for a while there," said Murray. "But we hung in there and started to play a lot better in the second and make more returns. We're really excited to win, it's a big tournament win for us. We're starting to do a lot better in the bigger events this year; full of confidence and ready to rumble." 

Individually, Murray moved to 13-12 in title matches while Peers captured his sixth crown in 13 finals. The duo, who entered the week in fifth place in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings, exacted revenge on Cabal and Farah after the Colombians won their lone previous meeting in the 2014 Winston-Salem Open final. The split €92,100 and 500 Emirates ATP Doubles Team points.

"On top of that good performance at Wimbledon, it's really good to keep it going and bounce back," said Peers. "It's definitely a good feeling, we're going to be taking a lot of confidence from the last month and a half."

The 29-year-old Cabal falls to 4-10 in finals, while the 28-year-old Farah drops to 4-8. They take home €41,560 and 300 points for their efforts.

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John Isner booked his place in the final of the BB&T Atlanta Open by defeating Denis Kudla 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday. He converted on three of nine break points during the one-hour, 43-minute match.

In the first set, the unseeded Kudla secured a 4-3 lead on his third break point of the set. The World No. 94 served out the set 6-4 in 36 minutes after overcoming a 30/40 deficit on his final service game.

The loss of the opening set forced the two-time defending champion Isner to raise his game. In the second set, he struck nine aces, no double faults and did not drop a single point on his delivery. Isner broke Kudla for the first time at 2-1, then forced a deciding set by taking his opponent’s serve again at 5-2.

In the third set, Isner continued to hold easily, dropping only six points in as many service games played. He overcame Kudla in the 12th game with Kudla attempting to extend the match to a final-set tie-break. The former Georgia Bulldog sealed the win on his second match point to improve his overall record in Atlanta to 19-3.

Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan needed just 47 minutes to dispatch wild cards Christopher Eubanks and Donald Young 6-2, 6-4 in the BB&T Atlanta Open semi-finals.

"The first match we've ever won on the ATP World Tour was here in Atlanta," said Bob. "In 1996, it was on Stadium Court of the Athletic Club against Dave Randall and Mark Keil - 7-6, 7-6. (Eubanks) wasn't born yet. He's got a bright future.

"Any ATP final, no matter how many you've been in, always gets the juices flowing. We'll do the same thing, the same warm-up, same routine. We'll let it fly. On finals day, both teams are playing well, so you have to be more aggressive and you have to go for it."

The Bryans are seeking their 107th ATP World Tour crown and fourth this year, adding to titles in Delray Beach and the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 stops in Miami and Monte-Carlo.

Atlanta is the 13th different U.S. city the Bryans are trying to win an ATP World Tour title in and the 32nd different city overall. They are making their first tournament appearance in Atlanta since 2001, when the event was contested on clay.

"Finals aren't given to you," said Mike. "You have to take them and play aggressively."

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Rafael Nadal will have revenge on his mind when he clashes against Fabio Fognini for the bet-at-home Open title on Sunday.

Nadal made quick work of another Italian, Andreas Seppi, in reaching his third Hamburg final and 96th overall on the ATP World Tour. He capitalised on his second match point to prevail 6-1, 6-2 in 80 minutes, firing 21 winners.

"I will try to keep playing well and enjoy today's victory," said Nadal. "These are important points for me - 300 points for my goal of qualifying for the [Barclays] ATP World Tour Finals is important. Matches like today help to bring you your confidence and your motivation for what you are doing."

The 2008 champion (d. Federer) improved to 25-6 on clay this season, and will look to extend his streak of having won at least one European clay-court title every year since 2004.

"From the beginning I played great, since the first game that I hit a few winners," Nadal added. "I was very comfortable on court today, feeling the ball well, with topspin to his backhand and then changing to his forehand down the line - a very important shot for me. In general it was a very positive match.

"Every victory is important. And this year with the up and downs that I’ve had, obviously every improvement is important. I played at a very high level. I'm very happy for that, playing with not many mistakes, very well with my backhand, very well with my forehand, hitting winners, changing speeds, changing directions. I think I played a great match."

Nadal will square off against Fognini for the third time this season at an ATP World Tour 500 event, with the Italian claiming a pair of upsets in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona. He is just the second player to defeat Nadal multiple times on clay in a single season (Djokovic 2011, '15).

Fognini, the 2013 Hamburg champion (d. Delbonis), needed one hour and 24 minutes to dispatch French qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6(2) on Saturday.

The Italian won 93 per cent (25 of 27) of first serve points, while saving both break points faced. Pouille was on the brink of forcing a decider when Fognini faced a set point on serve at 6-5 in the second, but the eighth seed reeled off nine of the next 11 points to claim victory.

Fognini is 3-6 in ATP World Tour finals, capturing a title in each of the last four seasons.

Murray/Peers Reach Doubles Final
Jamie Murray and John Peers will face the Colombian power Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the doubles final. Wimbledon runners-up Murray and Peers advanced to the title match in Hamburg when top seeds Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli withdrew. Bolelli pulled out of Friday's singles quarter-finals due to gastroenteritis.

In their lone previous meeting, Cabal and Farah defeated Murray and Peers in straight sets in the 2014 Winston-Salem Open final.

Top seed David Goffin will meet third seed Dominic Thiem in the Swiss Open Gstaad final on Sunday - 12 months to the day since they squared off for the Kitzbuhel crown. Goffin leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 3-1.

Goffin, who reached his fourth ATP World Tour final at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Mahut) in June, defeated fifth seed and two-time former winner Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-2 in 62 minutes.

Goffin converted his first chance at 30/40 on Bellucci's serve in the ninth game, prior to closing out to love for the 32-minute first set. When Goffin broke to 15 for a 2-1 lead in the second set, he looked on course for his 24th match win of the season. A fact that was confirmed when Bellucci failed to recover, once again, in the fifth game.

Thiem continued his fine run of form Saturday by reaching his third ATP World Tour final of 2015. The third seed became the first Austrian in the Open Era to advance to the Swiss Open Gstaad championship match by overcoming second seed Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3. It was his 26th match win of the year.

Thiem, who six places lower than Lopez at No. 24 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, broke Lopez twice in the 32-minute opener. He could have taken control of their third meeting with a 3-1 second set lead, but could not convert a break point opportunity at 30/40. But by the time Thiem saved one break point at 5-5, Lopez was full of confidence, the match had swung, and he soon opening up a 5/2 lead in the tie-break.

Thiem regrouped, but, unable to convert two break point chances in the opening game, had to bide his time in the decider. He won three straight games from 3-3 to wrap up victory in one hour and 54 minutes. It was Thiem's third straight win over recently married Lopez, who is now 19-17 on the season. 

Gstaad Doubles Final Set

Third seeds Oliver Marach and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi will play Aliaksandr Bury and Denis Istomin in the Gstaad doubles final on Sunday.

Marach and Qureshi defeated top seeds and 2012 champions Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 in 88 minutes on Saturday. They will now look to add to their 2011 Bangkok title (d. Kohlmann-Waske).

Marach, 13-14 in ATP World Tour finals, has finished as runner-up as Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro (w/Andujar) this year. Qureshi, 11-13 in title matches, is also appearing in his third final. He reached the Dubai championship (w/Zimonjic), and won the Newport title (w/Marray).

Dominic Thiem continued his fine run of form Saturday by reaching his third ATP World Tour final of 2015. He will next play top seed David Goffin or two-time former titlist Thomaz Bellucci, the fifth seed.

Third seed Thiem became the first Austrian in the Open Era to advance to the Swiss Open Gstaad championship match by overcoming second seed Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3. It was his 26th match win of the year.

Thiem, who six places lower than Lopez at No. 24 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, broke Lopez twice in the 32-minute opener. He could have taken control of their third meeting with a 3-1 second set lead, but could not convert a break point opportunity at 30/40. 

But by the time Thiem saved one break point at 5-5, Lopez was full of confidence, the match had swung, and he soon opening up a 5/2 lead in the tie-break.

Thiem regrouped, but, unable to convert two break point chances in the opening game, had to bide his time in the decider. He won three straight games from 3-3 to wrap up victory in one hour and 54 minutes. It was Thiem's third straight win over recently married Lopez, who is now 19-17 on the season. 

Gstaad Doubles Final Set

Third seeds Oliver Marach and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi will play Aliaksandr Bury and Denis Istomin in the Gstaad doubles final on Sunday.

Marach and Qureshi defeated top seeds and 2012 champions Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 in 88 minutes on Saturday. They will now look to add to their 2011 Bangkok title (d. Kohlmann-Waske).

Marach, 13-14 in ATP World Tour finals, has finished as runner-up as Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro (w/Andujar) this year. Qureshi, 11-13 in title matches, is also appearing in his third final. He reached the Dubai championship (w/Zimonjic), and won the Newport title (w/Marray).

Check out Day 6 highlights in Gstaad, as Thiem and Goffin advance to the final. Video courtesy of Swiss Open Gstaad
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