Murray and Soares were defeated 6-2, 7-6(6) by Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic on Friday, with the victors winning their second title as a pair.
They have only been a duo since March 2017 and it was Murray and Soares who defeated them when they reached their first final in Stuttgart. that year.

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“We played the whole week really great tennis,” Marach said afterwards. “Especially for me it was very important. I didn’t know how I would play because I had not a great winter, I was injured. Then I came here just three or four practices and if you look at that, that we’re now the winners here, it’s amazing.”
The second seeds dominated as they won without dropping a set in Doha.
“It’s one of my favourite tournaments at the beginning of the year and we had a great week,” Pavic added. “From the beginning on we were playing just better and better and today was a great match.”
Murray and Soares struggled for fluency and the Brazilian in the particular failed to get his serve away regularly.
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