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The top names in men’s doubles in the Roland-Garros final

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 8, 2020
Yes, the two women’s semi-finals have revealed the identity of the players (Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin) who will set foot on the Philippe-Chatrier court, this Saturday for the grand final of Roland-Garros. But, earlier in the day, another, no less spectacular will be scheduled. That of the men’s double whose poster was sealed that same Thursday. Mate Pavic (CRO, n ° 11 in the doubles standings) and Bruno Soares (BRE, n ° 18) will face the German pair composed of Kevin Krawietz (n ° 16) and Andreas Mies (n ° 17). And this opposition risks creating sparks as these duets excel in doubles. However, everything was not easy for the Croatian and the Brazilian who had to fight against the world number 1 and 2, the Colombians Robert Farah (16 titles in doubles) and Juan Sebastian Cabal (17 titles) in two sets (7- 6 (4), 7-5). Note that the latter failed, for the third time, to climb to the final of the French Open. Mate Pavic (Wimbledon finalist in 2017, winner of the Australian Open in 2018) and Bruno Soares (winner of the Australian Open and the US Open in 2016), who have teamed up since June 2019, are them very fit this year. Despite a defeat in the third round of the Australian Open against the Australian pair James Duckworth and Marc Polmans (6-7, 6-2, 6-7), the Brazilian-Croatian duo won a month ago in the US Open final against Nikola Mektic (CRO) and Welsey Koolhof (PBS, 7-5, 6-3).

A tough match against the German pair

However, it is a big match which awaits the Croatian and the Brazilian since they are neither more nor less than the title holders of Roland-Garros. Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies disposed of Nikola Mektic and Wesley Koolhof in straight sets (6-3, 7-5). The Germans are old acquaintances of Mate Pavic since the Croatian was eliminated in the round of 16 here in 2019 before taking his revenge, this time with his current teammate Bruno Soares in Cincinnati. The Croatian, who has already crossed his opponents, had a Roland-Garros final in doubles, it was two years ago with the Austrian Oliver Marach and the pair could not do anything against the French duo Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. In any case, this promises an incredible final! See you this Saturday, from 9:00 am.