Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen crowned Monte-Carlo champions


The Belgian duo have won their first ATP Masters 1000 doubles tournament.

Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen, both ranked 29th in the world in doubles, won the ATP Masters 1000 tennis tournament in Monte-Carlo. The Belgian pair defeated Brazilian Marcelo Melo (ATP 49 in doubles) and German Alexander Zverev (ATP 168 doubles) in the final 5-7, 6-3, 10-5, in 1 hour and 34 minutes of play.

Sander Gillé, 33, and Joran Vliegen, 30, now have eight ATP Tour titles to their name. Their maiden title on the Monegasque clay is their first in a Masters 1000, a major tournament just below the Grand Slams.

Prior to this impressive performance, the two Belgian players had won at Bastad, Gstaad and Zhuhai in 2019, Nur-Sultan in 2020, Singapore in 2021 and Estoril and Pune in 2023. They had also reached the final five times, including in last year's French Open at Roland-Garros.

Congratulations to this Belgian tennis duo for the greatest victory of their careers!