Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic’s successful collaboration ends with RG loss

Tennis: Marach and Pavic conclude their collaboration with a surprise French Open round-of-16 loss.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic’s successful collaboration ends with RG loss

Austrian Oliver Marach and Croatia’s Mate Pavic have concluded their successful collaboration as the fourth-seeded duo were stunned by Germany’a Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 5-7 6-3 7-5 in the French Open round-of-16.

2018 French Open runners-up Marach and Pavic came from a break down in the first set to steal the opener but the German duo kept their focus as they won the second set to force a decider. Unseeded Krawietz and Mies then broke Marach and Pavic in the 11th game of the third set before they served out in the following game to make a big comeback and clinch a quarter-final spot.

At the beginning of the French Open, Bruno Soares announced he and Jamie Murray would split after the French Open. Soares revealed his new partner will be Pavic, while Murray is set to team up with fellow compatriot Neal Slupski.

Marach, 38, and 25-year-old Pavic won a total of six titles in two and a half years of their collaboration, with the biggest one being the 2018 Australian Open title. Marach and Pavic will mostly be remembered for their outstanding start to the 2018 when they won Doha, Auckland and the Australian Open before finishing runners-up in their fourth tournament of the year in Rotterdam.

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