HISTORIC WIN FOR ALTUNA & MOTTI

Local hero Tuna Altuna grabs another historic win as he becomes the first Turk to appear in the final of an ATP World Tour event. Altuna and partner Alessandro Motti stunned Adil Shamasdin/Antonio Sancic to reach the final at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open.

The Turkish/Italian duo, who knocked out third seeds Erlich/Lipsky in the previous round, came back from a set down to defeat Canadian Shamasdin and Croat Sancic 3-6, 6-1, 10/5 in 75 minutes on the Garanti Koza Arena.

“Despite playing together for the first time, we have a good harmony. Happy with the win but have one more to go tomorrow” says Altuna who will crack into top 200 if they win the final against Czech duo Jiri Vesely/Roman Jebavy.

TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open doubles final between Altuna/Motti and Vesely/Jebavy will start at 2pm local time tomorrow.

DOUBLES MAIN DRAW
ORDER OF PLAY