Rohan Bopanna wins Monte Carlo Masters with Pablo Cuevas

The crown is the the first of the season for Bopanna and Cuevas and the third overall for the Indian.

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas hold aloft their winners trophies.   -  Getty Images

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay beat seventh seeds and reigning French Open champions Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez of Spain 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 in the doubles final of the €4,301,125 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on red clay in Monaco on Sunday.

It was the fourth ATP Masters 1000 title for the 37-year-old Bopanna, and worth €253,950 and 1000 ATP points. The runners-up collected €124,330 and 600 ATP points.

Bopanna and Cuevas ran up a 6-0 lead in the super tie-break before cruising to a smooth finish.

He had won the earlier titles with Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, Mahesh Bhupathi and Florin Mergea in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Two of them were on indoor hard in Paris and two on outdoor clay, including the one in Madrid.

It was the second title of the season for the 24th ranked Bopanna, following the Chennai Open title with compatriot Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. Bopanna has a 16-24 win-loss record in doubles finals. He had enjoyed a career-best rank of No.3 in 2013.

The results:

Doubles final: Pablo Cuevas (Uru) & Rohan Bopanna bt Feliciano Lopez & Marc Lopez (Esp) 6-3, 3-6, 10-4.