Mies/Krawietz Reach First ATP Masters 1000 Semi-final In Paris
Roland Garros winners to meet Herbert/Mahut for final spot
The German pairing, who did not face a break point throughout the 70-minute encounter, won 80 per cent of service points (40/50) to advance. Krawietz and Mies entered the tournament with a 1-3 record in ATP Masters 1000 play, having made their debut at the level at the Coupe Rogers in August.
The Roland Garros champions will need to beat home favourites Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut if they are to reach their fourth tour-level championship match of the season (3-0). Herbert and Mahut defeated countrymen Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin 6-3, 7-5 to reach the last four.
In the top half of the draw, Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek booked their places in the semi-finals with a 6-3, 6-7(5), 10-7 victory against Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. The Croatian/Slovakian team, who clinched the final spot in the Nitto ATP Finals doubles field today, saved both break points they faced during the one-hour, 40-minute clash.