Mektic/Pavic Reach Third Final Of 2021
Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic continued their dream start to 2021 on Saturday, as they defeated Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin 7-6(3), 6-7(11), 10-4 to reach the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament final.
The second seeds were unable to convert three match points in a 24-point second-set tie-break, but they kept their composure to reach their third final from four events this year in just under two hours. Mektic and Pavic, who own a 15-1 record in 2021, will now look to add to the titles they collected earlier this year at the Antalya Open and the Murray River Open.
Mektic and Pavic have had to survive two Match Tie-breaks en route to the final. In the quarter-finals, the Croatian pair recovered from a set down to beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 6-3, 10-7.
Mektic and Pavic will meet Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau in the championship match. In a semi-final which featured no service breaks, the German-Romanian tandem outlasted Montpellier champions Henri Kontinen and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 10-7.