Austrian Oliver Marach has found a new doubles partner as he has formed a partnership with fellow compatriot Jurgen Melzer, as revealed by Twitter user De Nela. After two and a half years, the partnership between 38-year-old Marach and 25-year-old Croatian Mate Pavic came to an end after a French Open round-of-16 loss.
At the beginning of the French Open, Bruno Soares confirmed the rumors that he and his long-time partner Jamie Murray would split after Roland Garros. Soares formed a partnership with Pavic, while Murray plans to team up with fellow compatriot Neal Skupski.
Marach and Pavic enjoyed a successful collaboration as the two won a total of six titles together, with the biggest one being the one they captured at the Australian Open last year. Now, it’s revealed who will be Marach’s new partner as the Austrians have known each other for a long time.
Marach and 38-year-old Melzer debuted as a pair almost two decades when they played at the Kamnik Challenger in 2001. Marach and Melzer’s best result together came in Metz last year, when they made the semi-final.
Marach and Melzer have also represented Austria several times in the Davis Cup as they as a team have a 2-2 record in the competition.