John Peers has taken out his second ATP doubles title for the year with victory at the BMW Open in Munich alongside partner Henri Kontinen.
Seeded third, the pair prevailed over number two seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, with a match tie break needed to clinch the win 6-3 3-6 10-7.
“This week tested us mentally and it was great to be able to put on a good performance,” Australia’s number one doubles played said.
After a delayed start to the tournament due to snow, the pair showed they will be a force to be reckoned over the duration of the clay court season, culminating with next month’s French Open.
“We’ve been starting to play some good tennis over the last few weeks and putting together a really good partnership,” Peers said.
“If we can carry this form through, it could be a fun couple of weeks leading into the French.”
It’s the second time Peers has won Munich after tasting success in 2014 with Jamie Murray.
Peers and Kontinen, who won the Brisbane International back in January in their first tournament together, will now head to Spain for the Mutua Madrid Open where they face Alexandr Dolgopolov and Bernard Tomic in the first round.