German duo Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies retained their French Open doubles crown as they beat Croatian Mate Pavic and Brazilian Bruno Soares 6-3 7-5 on Saturday
A yr after turning into the primary all-German workforce to seize a Grand Slam males’s doubles trophy within the skilled period, they once more shone on the Parisian clay, profitable in 89 minutes.
The eighth seeds had been scientific towards the U.S. Open champions, breaking as soon as in every set for victory and turn out to be solely the fourth workforce to win back-to-back French Open titles.
It has been a exceptional yr for the 2 Germans, not least due to the COVID-19 pandemic that pressured the suspension of the ATP Tour for six months, depriving them of an revenue.
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Through the shutdown Mies helped ship fruit to at-risk communities by way of his affiliation with the Particular Olympics whereas his companion stacked grocery store cabinets in Munich.
“It is onerous to explain what is going on by way of our heads proper now,” 30-year-old Mies instructed reporters.
“It is unbelievable. I believe this achievement is even greater than profitable final yr. I believe to win a Grand Slam title is at all times huge, however to defend it’s much more tough.”
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