German doubles specialist Andreas Mies extremely satisfied with the way he and partner Kevin Krawietz performed in the final at the European Open in Antwerp. The top-seeded German duo overcame No. 2 seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in two sets 7-6 (1) 6-3 after an hour and 13 minutes of play to lift their third team title of the season.
The doubles final was held before the much-anticipated singles final between former world No. 1 Andy Murray and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. "The Belgians were really loud, actually. We had a great atmosphere.
It really helps for the doubles when you have Stan Wawrinka against Andy Murray in the final coming up after our match,” Mies said after the final, per the ATP website. “It was pretty packed and we really enjoyed the atmosphere.
It was unbelievable, and we played one of our best matches this year." Krawietz and Mies, who won their maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open this year, didn't drop a single set in four matches played en route to winning the Antwerp title.
"Lovely tournament. A lot of people came for the doubles final, also for the rounds before. The crowd was huge yesterday,” Krawietz added. “[We] enjoyed the game and enjoyed the tournament."