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Tennis: Krawietz advances to semifinals of Hamburg Open

Hamburg, 07-14-2021

Brose-backed tennis player Kevin Krawietz and his Romanian doubles partner Horia Tecău have secured a commanding victory over the German doubles team Altmaier/Molleker in the quarter-finals. In two sets, Krawietz/Tecău claimed a 6-3, 6-2 victory to ensure their place in the semifinals on Saturday.

"These are two young lads, they can play very good tennis. We will definitely not underestimate them," was Kevin's assessment before the match. Accordingly, the German-Romanian duo appeared focused. The key to victory after only 54 minutes of play was a very good service game and the necessary serenity on the decisive balls.

Krawietz/Tecău are considered tournament favorites, but a win is by no means a given. "At this level, anyone can win, so we always have to look from match to match." The final of the ATP 500 clay court tournament will take place on Sunday at Rothenbaum. We hope for German-Romanian participation.

Immediately afterwards, Kevin will head to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where he will compete in the doubles competition together with Tim Pütz.

Krawietz/Tecău will play all other tournaments until the end of the year, including the US Open, together. The target is 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 master’s tournaments, there are still a lot of points up for grabs," Krawietz said. With title wins from Munich (BMW Open) and at the Halle Open on June 20 in the bag, qualification is definitely still possible. We wish them both every success.