Peers, Kontinen off to winning start in London
John Peers and Henri Kontinen put on a serving masterclass to defeat Spaniards Feliciano and Marc Lopez in their first match at the ATP World Tour Finals.
John Peers and Henri Kontinen won their opening match at the World Tour Finals in straight sets to move into equal first place in their round-robin group.
The Australian-Finnish pairing beat Spaniards Feliciano and Marc Lopez 6-3 7-6(7) in the first match of Monday evening’s session on London.
— John Peers (@johnwpeers) November 14, 2016
It was an exemplary serving performance from the duo, who did not face a break point during the one hour, 18 minute match.
They sit on top of their round-robin group alongside Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram, who lost exactly the same number of games as Peers and Kontinen in defeating top seeds Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Peers and Kontinen will face Klaasen and Ranm in their next encounter, scheduled as the first match of the Wednesday afternoon session at The O2.