French Open: Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies earn maiden Grand Slam title


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French Open: Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies earn maiden Grand Slam title

Germany's Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies have concluded their French Open fairytale on the best possible way as they claimed their maiden Grand Slam title after beating France's Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin in the final 6-2 7-6 (3).

Chardy and Martin, who badly wanted to win it all in front of their home crowd, didn't handle the pressure well early on as the German duo got off to a quick 4-0 lead before they served out for the opener in the eighth game.

The Frenchmen managed to keep their serve in the second set as they saved a break point in the third game and one more in the 11th game to force a tie-break. Chardy and Martin started well the tie-break as they led 3-2 after the opening five points but then collapsed as Krawietz and Mies won five points in a row to crush the French duo and local crowd.

Krawietz and Mies put on a strong serving display as they hit six aces, won 72 percent of their first serve points and didn't allow a single break point chance in an hour and 25 minutes of action. The Germans have now won back-to-back titles as they made it all the way at the Heilbronn Challenger 2 event in their last tournament before the French Open.

Overall, It was the fourth title of the season for Krawietz and Mies, who also won it all at the New York Open and Marbella Challenger respectively.