Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic first doubles team to qualify for ATP Finals

Tennis: Marach and Pavic have captured four titles and finished runners-up at three tournaments so far this year.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic first doubles team to qualify for ATP Finals

Austrian Oliver Marach and Croatia's Mate Pavic are the first doubles team to qualify for this year's ATP Finals event. Marach and Pavic defeated New Zealand's Marcus Daniell and Dutch Wesley Koolhof on Friday to reach the Hamburg final and seal a place in the ATP Finals doubles event.

Marach and Pavic have had a great year so far as they have captured four titles and ended runners-up three times. The pair made a stunning start to the season as they won it all in Doha and Auckland before they conquered the Australian Open.

The duo fell just short of making it four-out-four as they were defeated by Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the Rotterdam final in their first tournament played after the Australian Open. Marach and Pavic also won it all in Geneva and finished runners-up at the Monte Carlo Masters and French Open.

Marach, 37, and 25-year-old Pavic are set to feature at the ATP Finals for the second straight year. Marach and Pavic teamed up together for the first time at last year's Miami Masters. The pair fell just short of finishing inside the top-8 on the ATP Doubles Race To London list last year but played one match as the alternates.

In their debut as a team match at The O2 Arena, Marach and Pavic beat Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan. Marach and Pavic will be certainly eager to make a splash at The O2 Arena later this year and conclude their great year in style.

The ATP Finals event is due to be held from 11-18 November. Also read: Kitzbuhel fans anxious to see Dominic Thiem in action next week

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