India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi blew up a first set lead to go down fighting 6-1, 3-6, 5-10 to third-seeded Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in the doubles final of the Open de Nice tennis here Saturday.
This was Melo and Sa's first ATP World Tour doubles title and it came after a 73-minute battle.
Melo and Sa picked up 250 points and will split 21,650 euros in prize money. Bopanna and Qureshi earned 11,350 euros and 150 points.
Bopanna and Qureshi captured their first title at the SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg in February. They also finished runners-up at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca last month.