Langridge encouraged after claiming Italian crown with Ellis

13 December 2014 / 12:34

Chris Langridge believes he and Marcus Ellis are starting to really gel as a doubles partnership after they stunned top seeds Michael Fuchs and Johannes Schoettler to take the Italian International title in Rome.

Langridge, winner of men’s Commonwealth doubles bronze alongside Peter Mills this summer, and Ellis only teamed up in September.

And after reaching last month’s Macau Open quarter-finals as well as the China Open second round, the duo claimed their first tournament title win together in some style.

Having dispatched of Poland's second seeds Lukasz Moren and Wojciech Szkudlarczyk in the quarter-finals, they then faced another tough task in the form of Germany’s Fuchs and Schoettler in the final.

But the unseeded English pair maintained their composure, seeing off the world number 19 seeds 21-11, 21-19 in 40 minutes, much to the delight of Langridge.

"We both played really well the whole tournament and the scores showed it,” said Langridge.

"What topped it off was to beat a pair that had recently beaten the world number one and world number three pair.

"We are getting a good understanding of each other and really starting to play as a pair which is key. Bring on Santa.”

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