Brose-backed tennis player Kevin Krawietz and his Romanian doubles partner Horia Tecău have reached the quarter-finals of the Canadian Open in Toronto.
Krawietz/Tecău won the first set convincingly with 6:2, but then lost the second set just as clearly with 1:6. The match tiebreak ensured their entry into the next round with a hard-fought 12:10.
At the same time, the two secured important points for the world rankings by advancing to the next round of the ATP 1000 tournament. These are needed to qualify for the ATP Finals in Turin in November. "We still have chances for Turin, we want to keep them. With the US Open and a couple more Masters tournaments, there are still a lot of points up for grabs."
There was also good news for Krawietz in other areas. His long-term partner for success Andres Mies celebrated his comeback on the professional tour in Toronto after a long injury absence. Together, Krawietz/Mies won the French Open twice in 2019 and 2020. Krawietz will nevertheless continue to play all further tournaments until the end of the year, including the US Open, with Tecău.