In the Eastbourne International final match that lasted an hour and three minutes, Mektić and Pavić served four aces, and the rivals made three double faults. The Croatian duo also never lost their serve, and Ram and Salisbury lost theirs 3 times, writes Gol.hr.
This was the ninth final this year for Mektić and Pavić and the 7th ATP tour title.
“I am very happy with the title here after everything that has happened recently, getting ill in Paris. We are very happy with the way we came back, very fast, very quick. We found good form [this week],” Mektić said for
“I think we played an excellent match. We have played them three times and they are always tough matches. It goes back to a few points, we saved a couple of break points, and they didn’t,” added Pavić.
The Croatian duo is now 42-6 in their first year together.
Kontaveit and Ostapenko in the women’s final
At the same time, the finalists in this same tournament in the women’s individual competition are known. Estonian Anett Kontaveit will play against Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.
Kontaveit secured a place in the final after her rival in the semifinals on Friday, Italian Camila Giorgi, handed over the match in the first set.
There were no indications that Giorgi had any problems until the score was 4-5, but then she said she was injured and could not continue the match.
It was the end of a great week for the Italian, the 75th tennis player in the world, who eliminated fifth seed Karolina Plišková and first seed Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka on her way to the semifinals.
Ostapenko reached the final by defeating Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, who eliminated Serena Williams 6-4, 6-1 in the Roland Garros final this year.
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