10 May Cluskey and O’Brien Take Menâ€™s Title in Edinburgh
Cluskey and O’Brien Take Men’s Title in Edinburgh
The unseeded Irish pairing of James Cluskey and Colin O’Brien have won the men’s doubles titles at the AEGON Pro-Series in Edinburgh.
Cluskey and O’Brien lost the first three games but bounced back to take the first set, before going on to win 6-3 6-3 against fellow countryman Barry King and Britain’s Marcus Willis.
26-year-old Dubliner O’Brien, who has played in three Davis Cup ties for Ireland, enjoyed coming back to Scotland.
Said O’Brien, “This is my third year in a row at Craiglockhart but it is a first time for James. I enjoy playing here. I made the semis last year in the doubles so this is a big improvement for me.
“[I am] obviously very happy to win. Myself and James only started playing together last week in Bournemouth. We’d played together once or twice in the past but this was our second futures [event] together, so to win was great.
“We had a bit of a shaky start, went 3-0 down, including two breaks. Conditions were pretty tough today with the wind swirling around but we knuckled down and played good solid percentage tennis and fought our way back into the match.
“We are heading to Newcastle now for the next AEGON Pro-Series event. I won the doubles there last year, so we’re hoping that we can have another good run.”