I was happy to finally play with Marc, as we often play golf or go fishing together but we had never played together in doubles. I had asked him a few years ago in Spain but he had refused, said Nadal after the 6-3, 6-3 win.
I am happy to be back in Doha, the court is better than the last time I played and the tournament has improved a lot, he added. "It was disappointing to lose in the singles yesterday so I feel a bit better having won the doubles," Nadal said. "Daniel and Nenad are the best team in the world and they were tough to beat today."
"I would like to thank Rafa for giving me the opportunity to play with him and win my first ATP title," added Lopez.