23 May 2015
"I think we both played a great level," said Farah. "It came down to the Match Tie-break and we were feeling pretty comfortable returning. We had a bunch of chances in the second set that we couldn't convert, so we knew we had a little edge coming down to it. We responded well in hard conditions. We were very focused and I think we played a great match."
"We played at a great level in tough conditions," said Cabal. "We kept fighting and did things right. In the end, it gave us the title. It gives us motivation and a lot of confidence. We're in a good way going to (Roland Garros)."
Cabal and Farah enter Roland Garros following a battle-tested week that saw them emerge victorious in a Match Tie-break in all four matches. They won 10-8 against Carlos Berlocq and Joao Souza in the first round, edged Rajeev Ram and Donald Young 13-11 in the quarter-finals and topped Alexander Bury and Denis Istomin 10-8 in the semis, en route to the title. The Colombians split €24,280 in prize money and 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points.
Competing together for the first time on the ATP World Tour, Klaasen and Lu dropped a combined 14 games in three matches entering the final. The 32-year-old South African was appearing in his 11th tour-level final (6-5 record), while the 31-year-old Taiwanese drops to 3-3. Lu was coming off a historic week on the ATP Challenger Tour, having secured his 300th match victory in reaching the semi-finals in Seoul.
The South African-Taiwanese tandem split €12,760 and 150 Emirates ATP Rankings points.