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Mate Pavic (right) and Bruno Soares (left) are attempting to capture their second straight major title as a team.

Pavic/Soares To Face Defending Champs Krawietz/Mies In Roland Garros Final

Krawietz/Mies own 11-0 record at Roland Garros

Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares reached their second straight Grand Slam final on Thursday, following a 7-6(4), 7-5 victory against Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah at Roland Garros.

The seventh seeds notched their 10th straight victory at a major championship after one hour and 44 minutes, recovering from 2-4 in the second set to overcome the top seeds. Pavic and Soares are chasing their second major championship title as a team, following their maiden triumph at the level at last month’s US Open.

Pavic and Soares are through to their fourth final (2-1) as a pairing. The Croatian-Brazilian team joined forces at the Fever-Tree Championships in June 2019 and claimed its first tournament victory at last year’s Rolex Shanghai Masters (d. Kubot/Melo). Pavic and Soares also reached the 2019 Stockholm Open final (l. to Kontinen/Roger-Vasselin).

The reigning US Open titlists will face defending champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in the final. Krawietz and Mies returned to the championship match in Paris with a 6-3, 7-5 victory against ninth seeds Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic.

The German pair converted both break points it created to improve to 11-0 at the clay-court Grand Slam. Krawietz and Mies are one win away from becoming the first team to win back-to-back Roland Garros men’s doubles titles since Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in 2012.

Pavic and Soares enter the final with a 1-0 ATP Head2Head record against Krawietz and Mies. The two teams met in the first round at last year’s Western & Southern Open, with Pavic and Soares claiming a 7-6(2), 4-6, 10-7 victory.