Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies have gone back-to-back on the European clay.
The third seeds defeated Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez, 4-6, 6-4, 10-7, on the BMW Open by American Categorical in Munich on Saturday to raise the trophy in entrance of their dwelling followers on the ATP 250 occasion. It marks a profitable title defence for Krawietz, who gained the 2021 crown in Bavaria with Wesley Koolhof whereas Mies was recovering from knee surgical procedure.
Krawietz and Mies gained their first trophy collectively since Roland Garros in 2020 on the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell ATP 500 occasion final weekend and appeared stuffed with confidence as they dropped simply two units on their method to a sixth ATP Tour title in Munich.
“it’s an enormous pleasure and honour for us to win the title right here on dwelling soil in Munich,” stated Mies after the match. “It was a very particular second at present, to win our first title at dwelling with Kevin, in entrance of our household and buddies and everybody who got here out and supported us at present. It feels wonderful. It was a tricky last, our opponents did nicely to make it powerful for us, however I’m glad we obtained by.”
“Final yr was additionally a dream come true, however this yr is much more particular due to all of the folks supporting,” stated Krawietz. “A full stadium right here in Munich, household and buddies. 13 years in the past I performed my first match right here, yearly I performed Munich, so it’s very particular to boost the trophy.”
The German duo was beneath stress after conceding the one break of the opening set within the tenth sport as Matos and Vega Hernandez surged forward on the Iphitos Tennis Membership, however Krawietz and Mies responded strongly. They broke twice to take the second set earlier than clinching a sixth tour-level title with a strong Match Tie-break efficiency.
Krawietz and Mies now journey to the Mutua Madrid Open seeking to lengthen an eight-match successful streak as they hunt a primary ATP Masters 1000 match win of 2022. Their first-round opponents in Spain can be Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer.
“We didn’t win too many matches coming into Barcelona,” stated Mies. “To be trustworthy our confidence stage was a bit low after just a few powerful first-round losses. However it’s important to attempt exhausting, attempt your greatest to come back again and switch it round.
“I’m glad that we obtained the turnaround in Barcelona and gained some powerful matches. We got here by and it gave us such a confidence enhance for this week, and we wished to again it up with a superb week in Munich and we did it, so I’m very glad and really pleased with our achievement.”