Brose-backed tennis player Kevin Krawietz and his Romanian doubles partner Horia Tecău narrowly missed out on a place in the finals of the ATP 1000 tournament in Toronto. In a high-class match, the German-Romanian doubles team was defeated in two sets by world number one Mektic/Pavic from Croatia.
At the first tournament after the Olympic Games in Toronto Krawietz/Tecău showed themselves in very good spirits. The duo won both the round of 16 and the quarterfinals in match tiebreaks. The semifinals did not offer a match tiebreak, however it did offer a set tiebreak twice. In the end, the score was 6:7 (7:3) and 7:6 (14:12) for the Croatian Olympic champions. Neither doubles team had lost any of their service games.
Krawietz/Tecău secured important points for the world rankings despite their semi-final defeat. The world ranking at the end of the season decides on the participation in the ATP Finals in Turin in November - the best eight doubles will qualify. With the promising result from Toronto, that placing has moved one step closer. "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 positive news for Krawietz elsewhere. His long-time successful partner Andres Mies celebrated his comeback on the professional tour in Toronto after a long injury break. Together, Krawietz/Mies had won the French Open twice in 2019 and 2020.
Krawietz will nevertheless play all further tournaments until the end of the year with Tecău. The next stops are the ATP 1000 tournament in Cincinnati and the US Open starting August 30 in Flushing Meadows, New York City.