Mektic/Pavic Reach 10th Tour-Level Final Of The Season At Wimbledon

Top seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic continued their dream season on Thursday at Wimbledon where they moved past Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6 to reach the final.

The Croatians have won seven tour-level titles together this year, including three ATP Masters 1000s. Having reached 10 tour-level finals this season, they became the first team to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals after their quarter-final victory on Tuesday.

Mektic and Pavic, who began their partnership this year, hit 16 aces and 26 winners to overcome the American-British tandem in three hours and 24 minutes.

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They will face Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos in Saturday’s final, after the fourth seeds defeated Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(3).

It is the second time the Spanish-Argentine duo has advanced to a Grand Slam final, having reached the championship match at the 2019 US Open (l. to Cabal/Farah). In a dominant display, they won 82 per cent (50/61) of their first-service points and did not face a break point in the match.

Granollers and Zeballos will be aiming to win their second tour-level title of the season on Saturday, having defeated their upcoming opponents to capture the Mutua Madrid Open trophy in May.

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