06 May 2014

Brothers in title showdown

News Article

By Nick Fishpool

Jaime and Javier Pulgar-Garcia (ESP)

MOSTOLES, SPAIN: The doubles final on Friday saw the identical twin brothers, Jaime and Javier Pulgar-Garcia, take to the court on opposing sides as the top two seeded teams battled it out for the title.

The 25-year-old brothers, who won a title together in Bahrain at the end of March, are not great fans of playing against each other and after the match, which saw Jaime victorious with partner Juan-Samuel Arauzo-Martinez, Jaime said: "First of all, I don't like to play against him [Javier]. I have a strange sensation and the match is not like others."

Following his 76(3) 63 loss, when asked if he feels better losing to his brother than any other players, Javier replied: "Yeah, let's say that I feel a little bit better as it all stays at home."

[1] Arauzo-Martinez & Pulgar-Garcia d. [2] Arenas-Gualda & Pulgar-Garcia 76(3) 63

Did you know... Jaime plays left-handed whilst his identical twin, Javier, plays right-handed!