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Philipp Oswald and Max Mirnyi book their places in a second ATP World Tour final as a team in Auckland on Friday.

Mirnyi Records 1,000th Career Match Win

'The Beast' hits milestone

Max Mirnyi, who is contesting his 25th season as pro, recorded his 1,000th overall match win — both in singles and doubles — on Friday when he partnered Philipp Oswald to the ASB Classic final.

The 40-year-old Belarusian has now notched 756 doubles victories and 244 as a singles player. He has a 50-44 record in doubles title matches, with his lone singles crown coming at the 2003 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (d. Sluiter).

Mirnyi and Oswald booked their places in a second ATP World Tour final as a team (2017 VTB Kremlin Cup) with a 7-6(7), 7-6(6) victory over second seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus in one hour and 39 minutes.

They will take on the in-form Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic, who captured last week’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open title (d. Murray/Soares), in Saturday’s final. Read Doha Report

Marach and Pavic will look to improve upon their 2-3 record in tour-level finals after they defeated third seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Julio Peralta 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 in a 78-minute semi-final.

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